TYLER, Texas – Texas A&M junior running back Trayveon Williams was named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, it was announced Tuesday.
Last season, Williams led the Aggie rushing attack with 798 yards and was second on the team with eight touchdowns. An offensive captain, Williams led all Texas A&M running backs with 20 receptions and 192 yards through the air, and was second on the team in all-purpose yards at 1,173.
The Houston native became the fourth Aggie with multiple 200-yard rushing games after opening the season with 203 yards on 22 carries at UCLA. During his freshman campaign, Williams averaged 6.8 yards per carry and became the first true freshman in school history to surpass the 1,000-yard barrier.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 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 college.
The Watch List will be narrowed to up to 16 semi-finalists in November and then up to five finalists in December. They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans and previous winners. The finalists will be brought to Tyler for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet scheduled for January 9, 2019.