Harris named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award semifinalist for third straight year

TYLER, Texas — For the third straight year, UTSA senior quarterback Frank Harris has been named a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

Harris, a 2022 finalist for the award, is one of 19 semifinalists this fall chosen by the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee. This marks the fourth year in a row that a Roadrunner has been on the semifinalist list, as Sincere McCormick was a finalist in 2020 and ’21.

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 1 Texas college. 

Harris, who collected his second straight first-team all-conference certificate earlier today, has completed 218 of 336 passes for 2,506 yards and 18 touchdowns and also rushed for 323 yards and four TDs in 10 contests this season. The Schertz Clemens High School product has eclipsed the 300-yard mark through the air three times, including throwing for 411 yards and three TDs and adding 112 and three scores on the ground for a program-record 523 yards of offense in the 49-21 win over South Florida for which he earned Davey O’Brien, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose and AAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades.

Finalists will be selected from this group and announced on Dec. 12. The winner will be announced at an award banquet on Jan. 10, 2024, in Tyler.

Fan Vote for the semifinalists round begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, and runs through noon on Sunday, Dec. 10. Visit www.earlcampbellaward.com and vote once daily for your favorite. 

2023 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalists

Nic Anderson, WR, Oklahoma, RS-Fr. – Katy, Texas (Katy HS) Big 12
Emani Bailey, RB, TCU, Jr. – Denton, Texas (Ryan HS) Big 12
Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas, Soph. – Hallettsville, Texas (Hallettsville HS) Big 12
Tahj Brooks, RB, Texas Tech, Sr. – Manor, Texas (Manor HS) Big 12
Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas, So. – Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) Big 12
Ollie Gordon, II, RB, Oklahoma State, So. – Fort Worth, Texas (Euless Trinity HS) Big 12
Frank Harris, QB, UTSA, RS-Sr. – Schertz, Texas (Clemens HS) AAC
Ashton Jeanty, RB, Boise State, So. – Jacksonville, Fla. (Lone Star HS, TX) Mountain West
Haynes King, QB, Georgia Tech, R-So. – Longview, Texas (Longview HS) ACC
Ismail Mahdi, RB, Texas State, So. – Murphy, Texas (Plano East HS) Sun Belt
Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State, So. – Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS) Pac-12
Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama, RS-So. – Katy, Texas (Tompkins HS) SEC
Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas, Jr. – Missouri City, Texas (Cane Ridge HS) Big 12
Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington, So. – Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin HS) Pac-12
Kaidon Salter, QB, Liberty, So. – Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS) CUSA
Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado, Jr. – Dallas, Texas (Trinity Christian HS) Pac-12
Preston Stone, QB, SMU, So. – Dallas, Texas (Parish Episcopal) AAC
Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State, Jr. – West Columbia, Texas (Columbia HS) Pac-12
Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas, Jr. – Fresno, Calif. (Central East HS) Big 12