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Lexington Lightning Honored For Quick Strikes

Sept. 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV junior running back Lexington Thomas was one of seven players honored this week by the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the national player of the week for the award while Thomas was honorable mention along with five others.

Thomas, a graduate of Benjamin Davis High School in Houston, rushed for a career-high 190 yards and three touchdowns to lead UNLV to a 44-16 victory at Idaho Saturday. His 17 carries included scoring runs of 62 and 60 yards during an electrifying third quarter for the Texan.

UNLV enjoys a bye this week before heading to play Ohio State September 23.

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Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

BEN HICKS, QB, SMU JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA KENT MYERS, QB, UTAH STATE COURTLAND SUTTON, WR, SMU Lexington Thomas, RB, UNLV CHRIS WARREN III, RB, TEXAS

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 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.


 

 

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