TYLER, Texas – Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond, who threw for a career-high 430 yards against No. 2-ranked Clemson, earned honorable mention weekly honors by the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, it was announced Tuesday.
Mond dazzled Saturday night, throwing for three touchdowns on 23-of-40 attempts in the Aggies’ narrow 28-26 loss to the Tigers. In the second half, the San Antonio native picked apart the Clemson defense for 333 yards, the most-ever in a half by a Texas A&M QB.
Mond gave the Aggies a chance to tie the game in the fourth quarter, throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns. With 46 seconds left in the game, he connected with Kendrick Rogers on a 24-yard touchdown pass, Rogers’ second of the game, to pull the Aggies within two.
Mond joined Johnny Manziel, Kenny Hill and Ryan Tannehill as the only Aggie QBs with 400-yard passing games against AP Top 25 opponents. His 430 yards rank second in program history against an AP top five opponent.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also 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.
In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year D1 Texas college.