Aug 21, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State senior running back John Hubert is one of 35 players to be named a candidate for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award as announced Wednesday at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kickoff Luncheon.
The award, named after the characteristics that define Earl Campbell - integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity - is given to the top offensive player in Division I football who was born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School, and/or plays at a Texas-based junior college or four year college.
A product of Waco, Texas, Hubert led the Wildcats in rushing during their 2012 Big 12 Championship run as he accumulated 947 yards and 15 touchdowns en route to All-Big 12 First Team honors. Hubert, who is 55 yards shy of becoming the school's 11th 2,000-yard rusher, is also a preseason candidate for the Maxwell, Doak Walker and Walter Camp awards and was a Preseason All-Big 12 honoree.
Hubert and the Wildcats kick off the 2013 campaign and open the new West Stadium Center by taking on back-to-back FCS National Champion North Dakota State next Friday. The contest is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m., and will be televised by nationally by FOX Sports 1.
Season tickets for the upcoming season in addition to single-game tickets for the 2013 opener are sold out. Several hundred general admission/SRO tickets for all home games except North Dakota State and Iowa State remain available, while a limited number of scattered single seats are available for five home games (Louisiana, UMass, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma).
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person. For more information regarding tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com.