USU Tailback Named To Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List
Aug 21, 2023, 11:27 AM
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State sophomore running back Robert Briggs Jr. has been named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List.
Now in its 11th year, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is presented to the top offensive player in Division I football who meets the following criteria: 1) Born in Texas; 2) Graduated from a Texas high school; 3) Played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year Division I college in Texas.
𝘼𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣🌹
— USU Football (@USUFootball) August 17, 2023
Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Briggs ran for more than 3,300 yards and scored 43 touchdowns at Bellville High School in Texas. A dual threat out of the backfield, Briggs added 68 catches for another 1,357 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air.
In his first appearance as an Aggie, Briggs earned Mountain West Freshman of the Week recognition and set the school record for rushing yards by a true freshman in their first-ever game, rushing for 85 yards on 10 carries, including a 23-yard touchdown in a win over the Connecticut Huskies. He went on to play ten games, finishing with 353 yards on 74 carries
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• Briggs should be in line for a big 2023 season. Last season he rushed for 353 yards and I'm expecting him to go over 800+ yards this year. pic.twitter.com/WzVyFU9th6
— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) August 9, 2023
Briggs was named to the Athlon Sports preseason Third-Team All-Mountain West for 2023.
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