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Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams Earns Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M junior Trayveon Williams, who rushed for a nation-leading 240 yards against Northwestern State, earned honorable mention weekly honors by the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, it was announced Wednesday.

Williams’ 240 yards ranks No. 2 in school history for a single game behind Bob Smith’s 297-yard outburst against SMU in 1950. Williams led the offensive attack that gained over 700 yards and set a school record with 40 first downs.

The Houston native set the tone early, scoring on a 73-yard run on the Aggies’ first possession. Williams followed two drives later with a 2-yard touchdown run, before capping off his career game with a 40-yard scamper in the third quarter to give Texas A&M a 42-0 lead.

Williams became the 20th Aggie to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards in the game and joined Darren Lewis, the school’s all-time leading rusher, with three games with 200 yards or more.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award 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 D1 Texas college.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on Sep 6 2018. Filed under Sports.
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