TCU’s Trevone Boykin finally found an award that Oregon’s Marcus Mariota couldn’t claim first.
As a native of Hawai’i that played at Oregon, Mariota wasn’t eligible for the the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is given to the best college football player that was either born in the state of Texas, attended a Texas high school or attended a Texas junior college or university.
The recipient must also “succeed on and off the field while having the drive and the tenacity to persist and overcome adversity and injury in the pursuit of reaching their goals.”
Boykin was honored as the 2015 winner.
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) January 15, 2015
The TCU quarterback joined Baylor’s Bryce Petty as the first two winners of the award.
Boykin led the Horned Frogs to a 12-1 record as the team finished the season ranked No. 3 overall by the Associated Press. The junior quarterback was stellar throughout the season. He completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 3,901 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The dual-threat signal-caller also ran for 707 yards and eight more scores.
TCU’s talented quarterback is also expected to enter the 2015 campaign among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy.
Boise State’s Jay Ajayi and Oklahoma Samaje Perine were also finalists for the award.