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Jones selected as Earl Campbell Tyler Rose semifinalist

Gaby Velasquez

The end of the season awards keep coming in for standout running back Aaron Jones as he was selected to the 2016 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Smifinalist on Monday, Nov. 22.

Jones was only one of three running backs selected, including Rawleigh Williams, III from Arkansas and D’Onta Foreman from Texas. He is the only representative out of Conference USA.

The El Paso home grown tailback ranks fifth in the nation with 1,472 rushing yards and ranks sixth in rushing yards per game, 133.8. He is also the program’s all-time leading rusher with 3,813 career yards.

The finalists will be annouced on Dec. 7 and the winner will be crowned on Jan. 11, in Tyler, Texas.

Below are the 2016 Semifinalists:

J. T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Jr. – Wichita Falls, TX   (Rider HS) – Big Ten
Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech, Jr. – Dallas, TX (Mansfield HS) – Atlantic Coast Conference
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas, Jr. – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS) – Big 12
Ryan Higgins, QB, Louisiana Tech, Sr. – Hutto, TX (Hutto HS) – Conference USA
Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia, Sr. – Ft. Worth, TX (Brewer HS) – Big 12
Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama, Fr. – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS) – SEC
Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP, Jr. – El Paso, TX (Burges HS) – Conference USA
Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina, Sr. – Austin, TX (Stephen F. Austin HS) – American Athletic Conference
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M, Soph. – Scottsdale, AZ (Saguaro HS) – SEC
Patrick Mahomes, II, QB, Texas Tech, Jr. – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS) – Big 12
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma, Jr. – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) – Big 12
Greg Ward, Jr., QB, Houston, Sr. – Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS) – American Athletic Conference
James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State, Jr. – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS) – Big 12
Davis Webb, QB, California, Sr. – Prosper, TX (Prosper HS) – Pac-12
Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma, Sr. – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS) – Big 12
Rawleigh Williams, III, RB, Arkansas, Soph. – Dallas, TX (Bishop Lynch HS) – SEC

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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