Fine named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/08/2019 01:30 PM
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Cherokee Nation citizen Mason Fine, quarterback for the University of Texas, sets to throw a pass. Fine was named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for Nov. 4-8. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ATHLETICS
TYLER, Texas – North Texas quarterback Mason Fine has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the 10th week of the college football season.

Fine completed 24-of-39 pass attempts for 332 yards and seven touchdowns – one off the program’s all-time high of eight in a game – in a 52-26 win over the University of Texas El Paso on Nov. 2 as the senior further etched his name in UNT lore with one home game remaining in his decorated career.

Fine’s seven touchdown passes on the day broke his career high for single-game touchdown passes set the previous week at Charlotte when he had five. Fine completed passes to nine different receivers.

“It all starts with our preparation,” Fine said. “I think the juice on the sideline was there, and everyone just had fun and did their job. We started fast and that momentum continued throughout the game. It’s awesome when you prepare the right way and then go out and perform the right way.”

Fine became the seventh player in Conference-USA history to throw for 12,000 yards in a career (now 12,026), and he moved into seventh place all-time in C-USA with his school-record 91 career touchdown passes.

Fine, a Cherokee Nation citizen, is a graduate of Locust Grove High School in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

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