Bryce Petty wins inaugural award
TYLER, Texas -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has won the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award that recognizes the top Division I offensive player with Texas ties.
The award was presented Friday night at a ceremony in Tyler, the hometown of former Heisman Trophy winner Campbell.
Petty accounted for 4,409 total yards and 46 touchdowns in his first season as the starter at Baylor (11-2), which was the Big 12 champion and went to its first Bowl Championship Series game. The fourth-year junior waited his turn behind Heisman winner Robert Griffin III and record-setting quarterback Nick Florence.
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