Mizzou's James Franklin named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose semifinalist
From the University of Missouri
Football senior QB James Franklin
(Corinth, Texas) has been recognized as a semifinalist for The Earl
Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which recognizes the top offensive player in
Division I football with ties to the state of Texas. Franklin is one of
16 semifinalists from around the country and
just one of three from the Southeastern Conference.
was playing as well as any quarterback in the country when he was
forced to the sideline during Mizzou's 41-26
win at then-No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12). Through the six games of 2013
Franklin played in prior to his injury, he had Mizzou's offense ranked
12th in the NCAA in total offense (515.7 ypg), eighth nationally in
scoring offense (45.7 ppg) and 10th nationally in 3rd-down
conversion rate (51.0 percent).
award's criteria are also based on a player who 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.
8 Mizzou (9-1, 5-1) continues its push towards the postseason with a
road trip to No. 24 Ole Miss on Saturday, Nov.
23. Kickoff is set for 6:45 p.m. on ESPN. The Tigers then close the
regular season at home with Texas A&M on Nov. 30. Ticket information
is available at MUTigers.com.