Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel joined Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty on the list of 16 semifinalists for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, given annually to the top offensive player in Division I football with a Texas connection (high school or college).
Other semifinalists announced today include Texas running back Johnathan Gray, a former AledoHigh School standout, SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and A&M receiver Mike Evans. The 16 semifinalists were selected from 11 different schools, with Baylor (4) having the most honorees: Petty, running back Lache Seastrunk, receiver Tevin Reese and receiver Antwan Goodley.
The winner will be announced Jan. 10, 2014 at a banquet in Tyler, Campbell’s hometown.
The full list of semifinalists is below:
Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)
Kolton Browning, ULM, Quarterback, Senior – Mabank, TX (Mabank HS)
Shane Carden, East Carolina, Quarterback, Junior – Houston, TX (Houston, Episcopal HS
David Cobb, Minnesota, RB, Junior – Killeen, TX (Ellison HS)
Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)
James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (LakeDallas HS)
Garrett Gilbert, SMU, Quarterback, Senior – Austin, TX (LakeTravis HS)
Antwan Goodley, Baylor, Wide Receiver, Junior – Midland, TX (Midland HS)
Johnathan Gray, Texas, Running Back, Junior – Aledo, TX (Aledo HS)
Marion Grice, ArizonaStateUniversity, Running Back, Senior – Houston, TX (Aldine Nimitz)
Jeremy Johnson, SMU, Wide Receiver, Senior – Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS)
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (MidlothianTX)
Tevin Reese, Baylor, Wide Receiver, Senior – Temple, TX (TempleHS)
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, Running Back, Junior – Temple, TX (TempleHS)
Charles Sims, West VirginiaUniversity, Running Back, Graduate – Houston, TX (Westbury HS)
_ Jimmy Burch