Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook earns national player of the week honor

Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook has picked up a national honor for his standout performance in Week 6 of the 2016 college football season. against the rival Texas Longhorns.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Westbrrok has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week.

Westbrook’s record-setting performance in the Red River Showdown included with ten catches (the most ever by a Sooner against the Longhorns) for a school-record of 232 yards, including a career-high three touchdown catches.

Westbrook leads the Big 12 in receptions (8.5 per game), receiving yards (195.0 per game) and scoring (15.0 points per game) since conference play began.

Honorable mentions for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for Week 6 can be seen below:

RYAN HIGGINS, QB, LOUISIANA TECH – Senior 

Hutto, TX (Hutto HS)

33/45 – 454 yards, 5 TD | 31 yards rushing

W 55-52 vs. Western Kentucky

JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA – Freshman

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

13/17 – 253 yards, 2 TD, INT | 20 yards rushing, 2 TD

W 49-30 vs. #16 Arkansas

TREVOR KNIGHT, QB, TEXAS A&M – Senior 

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)

17/34 – 239 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT | 15 carries – 110 yards, 3 TD

W 45-38 vs. #9 Tennessee

SAMAJE PERINE, RB, OKLAHOMA – Junior 

Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson HS)

35 carries – 214 yards, 2 TD

W 45-40 vs. Texas

JALEN RHODES, RB, UTSA – Sophomore

Rowlett, TX (Rowlett HS)

14 carries – 165 yards, 3 TD

W 55-32 vs. Southern Miss

JAMES WASHINGTON, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE – Junior 

Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

8 catches – 152 yards, 2 TD

W 38-31 vs. Iowa State

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB. TEXAS A&M – Freshman

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

28 carries – 217 yards, TD

W 45-38 vs. #9 Tennessee

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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