Army senior running back Trenton Turrentine is included on the watch list for the second-annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
The award 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. 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 college.
Turrentine, from Keller, Texas, rushed for 376 yards and one touchdown last season. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry while appearing in 11 games, with six starts. He is among 43 players on the list representing nine different conferences and three independent teams. He is one of 12 running backs eligible for the award.
Campbell won the Heisman Trophy as a senior at Texas and was the No. 1 pick in the 1978 NFL draft by the Oilers. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. And although it's unlikely, Turrentine has one football fantasy regarding a possible opponent.
“The University of Texas, to prove that we can compete with a major D-1 school,” he said.