Jaylen Waddle Is The Man #WildBillShow
Jaylen Waddle was tabbed as one of 42 players on 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list. The Bama wideout from Houston, Texas, is a threat every time he touches the ball. Waddle is coming off a standout first year in Tuscaloosa. The 2018 season saw him finish as the SEC Freshman of the Year and earn Freshman All-America honors thanks to impressive numbers in the passing and return games. Waddle averaged 18.8 yards per catch thanks to 45 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. He led all SEC first-year receivers in receptions per game (3.1) and receiving yards per game (56.5) and saw 30 of his catches result in an Alabama first down or touchdown. Waddle added 16 punt returns for 233 yards and one score with his 14.6 yards per return ranking second in the SEC and fifth nationally.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is presented to the top offensive player in NCAA Division I football who exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity. Nominees must either be born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas high school and or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.