West Virginia QB Skyler Howard earns national player of the week honor

West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Skyler Howard has picked up a national honor for his standout performance in Week 2 of the 2016 college football season.

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

Howard earned the honor after leading the Mountaineers to a 38-21 victory over Youngstown State. In that victory, the senior signal-caller from Fort Worth, Texas threw for a whopping 389 yards while adding a career-high five touchdown passes.

Congratulations to Howard on the honor.

Howard becomes the second quarterback this season to win The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, joining Week 1 winner Greg Ward Jr. of Houston.

Honorable mentions for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for Week 1 can be seen below:

TOMMY ARMSTRONG JR, QB, NEBRASKA – Senior 

San Antonio, TX (Cibolo Steele HS)

20/34 – 377 yards, 3 TD, INT | 1 rushing TD

52-17 W vs. Wyoming

SHANE BUECHELE, QB, TEXAS – Freshman 

Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)

22/27 – 244 yards, 4 TD | 34 rushing yards

41-7 W vs. UTEP

RYAN HIGGINS, QB, LOUISIANA TECH – Senior

Hutto, TX (Hutto HS)

34/52 – 409 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT

53-24 W vs. South Carolina State

CHRISTIAN KIRK, WR, TEXAS A&M – Sophomore 

Scottsdale, AZ (Saguaro HS)

13 catches – 106 yards, 2 TD

67-0 W vs. Prairie View A&M

TREVOR KNIGHT, QB, TEXAS A&M – Senior 

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)

21/37 – 344 yards, 3 TD, INT | 78 yards rushing, TD

67-0 W vs. Prairie View A&M

PATRICK MAHOMES II, QB, TEXAS TECH – Junior 

Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

38/53 – 540 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT | 44 rushing yards, TD

68-55 L vs. Arizona State

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