Cats’ Hubert named to Tyler Rose Award watch list

By The Mercury

Kansas State senior running back John Hubert was one of 35 players named Wednesday as a candidate for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award as announced at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kickoff Luncheon.

The award, named after the characteristics that have long been used to define Earl Campbell — integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity — is given to the top offensive player in Division-I football who was born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School, and/or plays at a Texas-based junior college or four year college.

A product of Waco, Texas, Hubert led the Wildcats in rushing during their 2012 Big 12 championship run, totaling 947 yards and a team-high 15 touchdowns en route to All-Big 12 first-team honors.

Hubert, who is 55 yards shy of becoming the school’s 11th 2,000-yard career rusher, is also a preseason candidate for the Maxwell, Doak Walker and Walter Camp awards and was a Preseason All-Big 12 honoree.

Hubert and the Wildcats open the 2013 season and the new West Stadium Center on Friday, Aug. 30 when K-State hosts back-to-back FCS national champion North Dakota State at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised by nationally on FOX Sports 1.

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