From the desk of Mark Cohen:
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Selection Committee has announced TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and wide receiver Josh Doctson as semifinalists for the 2014 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is presented to a player who was either born in Texas, graduated from a state high school or played at a Texas-based University.
TCU is one of just two schools to have more than one semifinalist.
Boykin tops the Big 12 and is third nationally in total offense (356.9 yards per game). He is on pace to become just the third quarterback nationally since 2009 to average over 300 yards passing (302.1) and 50 yards rushing (54.8). The other two were Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.
Boykin has set TCU single-season records for passing yards (3,021) and total offense (3,569). He has 24 touchdown passes with just five interceptions. The Dallas native is also second on the Horned Frogs with 548 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on a 4.5 per carry mark.
Boykin is also a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and Maxwell Award.
Doctson tops TCU with 43 receptions for 693 yards and seven touchdowns. He had a career-best game in a 42-9 win over Oklahoma State. His 225 yards receiving, on seven catches with two touchdowns, fell 1 yard short of a TCU single-game record.
A Mansfield, Texas, native, Doctson had 77- and 84-yard touchdown catches against the Cowboys for TCU’s longest plays from scrimmage since 2012. He became the only player nationally since 1996 to have two touchdown catches of at least 75 yards in the first quarter of a game.
Doctson has at least one catch in all 10 contests this season. A 7-yard touchdown grab in a 30-7 victory over Minnesota was the ESPN SportsCenter Play of the Day. It was part of his two scoring receptions on the day. He has three games this season with multiple touchdown catches.