FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas running back Dominique Johnson has been named to the watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
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 currently playing at Texas DI four-year college.
A native of Crowley, Texas, Johnson rushed for 575 yards and a team-best seven touchdowns in 13 games, including six starts, last season. He was one of four Razorbacks rushers to run for at least 500 yards – a feat that had not been accomplished at Arkansas since 1975.
Johnson, who averaged 44.2 rushing yards per game a year ago, helped Arkansas lead all Power 5 schools in rushing with an average of 227.8 yards per game. He posted four games with at least 70 rushing yards in 2021.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list will be narrowed to up to 16 semifinalists in November and then up to five finalists in December as selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans and previous winners. The finalists will be brought to Tyler, Texas, for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet on Jan. 11, 2023.
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