TYLER, Texas –
quarterback Bryce Petty was named one of five finalists for the Earl
Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler announced Monday.
year, the junior signal caller has passed for 320.3 yards per game and
30 touchdowns, while completing 61.8 percent of his passes and only
throwing two interceptions.
He leads the nation with 17.47 yards per completion and is second with a
passing efficiency of 179.18.
led Baylor to its first-ever Big 12 championship and a berth in its
first-ever BCS bowl game. The Bears are ranked No. 6 in the AP Top 25
and the BCS Standings and No.
5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Petty was named the AP's Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the day. He is already a finalist for the Manning
Award as well.
other four finalists for the award include: Jace Amaro (Texas Tech),
Mike Evans (Texas A&M), James Franklin (Missouri) and Johnny Manziel
The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas, on Jan. 10.
Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) will now play in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF (11-1, 8-0) in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 1.
The Bears will be appearing in a bowl game for a
fourth straight season for the first time in program history. The
contest is slated for a 7:30 p.m. CT kick from the University of Phoenix
Stadium. For more information, visit
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber
and SPORTyler, 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.
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 D1 Texas college.
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