University of Texas running back Johnathan Gray was named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list on Friday.
The award will be presented to the nationâ€™s outstanding Division I college offensive player who was born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college. The player must also exhibit the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, community, and tenacity â€“ Specifically tenacity to persist, drive, determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
Gray, a senior, averaged 4.3 yards per carry for 637 yards rushing last season and led the team in rushing touchdowns (7). He played high school football at Aledo High School (TX) where he was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2011.
Gray joins 38 other athletes named to the watch list including TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard.