Junior quarterback Jalen Hurts was one of 47 players on the preseason watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, it was announced on Tuesday. Hurts was a finalist for the award in 2016 and a semifinalist for the award as a sophomore.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is presented annually to the top offensive player who exhibits integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity. It is awarded to a player who was born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school, played at a Texas junior college or at a Texas four-year school. Hurts graduated from Channelview High School in the Houston area.
Hurts is competing for Alabama’s starting quarterback job in fall camp after starting there as a freshman and sophomore. He finished the 2017 season with 2,081 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and one interception while completing 60.4 percent of his passes. He also ran for 855 yards and eight touchdowns.
Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, from Stephenville, Texas, was also on the watch list.