Utah State's Chuckie Keeton Named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honorable Mention National Player of the Week
Sept. 30, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton has received recognition as an honorable mention Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week it was announced Monday.
In Utah State's 40-12 Mountain West win at San Jose State last weekend, Keeton was 29-of-42 passing for 260 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries with one additional touchdown.
On the year, Keeton is 132-of-186 passing for 1,362 yards (272.4 ypg) with 17 touchdowns and one interception as he ranks second in the nation in both touchdown passes (17) and total points responsible for with 114. Keeton also ranks second in the Mountain West and 22nd nationally in passing efficiency (161.6), third in the MW and eighth in the nation in completions (26.4), third in the MW and 11th in the nation in completion percentage (.710), third in the MW and 18th in the nation in total offense (317.2 ypg), and fourth in the MW and 25th in the nation in passing (272.4 ypg).
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits characteristics such as integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship and determination. The recipient must have ties to the state of Texas, from being born there to playing football at any level.
East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the week, while Keeton shared honorable mention honors with Kasey Carrier (New Mexico), Tim Cornett (UNLV), Devante Davis (UNLV), Jameill Showers (UTEP), Marion Grice (Arizona State) and Rashard Higgins (Colorado State).
Utah State returns to Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium this week to take on in-state rival BYU. The game gets underway at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 and will be televised on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221).
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