TYLER, Texas --- Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week on Monday after a record-setting performance against Alabama. The award is given to the nation’s top offensive player with ties to the State of Texas.
Manziel, a sophomore from Kerrville, Texas who was born in Tyler, Texas, directed the Aggies to 42 points and 628 total yards in A&M’s 49-42 loss to the top-ranked Crimson Tide. It was the most points scored against the Tide during the Nick Saban era, and it was the most yards ever allowed by Alabama in program history.
Manziel finished the game with a school-record 464 passing yards, breaking his own A&M record of 453 set against Arkansas last year. He generated 562 total yards (464 passing and 98 rushing), which is the second-highest total in Southeastern Conference history behind Manziel’s 576-yard effort against Louisiana Tech last year.
Manziel’s teammate Mike Evans received honorable mention honors after breaking the school record with 279 receiving yards, including a 95-yard touchdown catch and run, against the Crimson Tide.
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