POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:26am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Earl Campbell won a state championship at John Tyler and the Heisman Trophy at The University of Texas.
Campbell is also in Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, the "Tyler Rose" came home to talk about an award that will bear his name.
Campbell, along with the Tyler Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler, will give out the "Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award" to the most outstanding offensive player in college football with Texas ties. The player will have to have either played high school or junior college ball in Texas.
The now annual award, will be presented in Tyler, January 10, 2013.
"I hope the young man that wins the award ever year will understand the man that award is named after and the Campbell family," Campbell said. "They stand for something."
"I hope the young man that wins the award ever year will understand the man was his age, went through some hard knocks in life like they did, worse than they did," Campbell added. "But he prayed about it. He made it."
To see more on the "Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award," click here .
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