King Named Finalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King is among the five finalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, it was announced Wednesday.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I Texas college.
Joining King as finalists for the award are Jaelan Darden of North Texas, Sincere McCormick from UTSA, Kellen Mond from Texas A&M and Kyle Trask from Florida.
Named one of four team captains prior to season, King started all 10 games at quarterback and helped lead the Hurricanes to 8-2 record in regular season, including a 7-2 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. King threw for 2,573 yards with 22 touchdown passes compared to just five interceptions in the regular season.
The Manvel High graduate completed an eye-popping 63.6 percent of passes (201 of 316) in the regular season, in addition to setting the standard for single-season rushing yards by Miami quarterback with 520 yards on 122 carries. King averaged 4.2 yards per carry and scored four rushing touchdowns. He was named ACC Quarterback of the Week three times this year and was an All-ACC Honorable Mention selection.
King is the third finalist from Miami to be recognized as a finalist for a major football award; P Lou Hedley was named one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award while K Jose Borregales was selected one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award.