Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WR Dede Westbook Picks Up Another Weekly Honor

One day after being named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week, University of Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook received another accolade Tuesday for his record-setting performance against Texas by being named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week for week six.

Playing in his final Red River Showdown game, Westbrook caught a career-high 10 passes (the most ever by an OU player in the series) for a school-record 232 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. Westbrook's scores came from 71, 42 and 47 yards out, and all 10 of his catches were made by the 5:39 mark of the third quarter.

The senior from Cameron, Texas, teamed with Samaje Perine to give OU its first ever 200-yard receiving and 200-yard rushing duo in the same game. Perine ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. The Sooners also became just the fifth team in FBS history to finish with a 300-yard passer (Baker Mayfield; 390), a 200-yard rusher and a 200-yard receiver.

Over the last two games, Westbrook has registered 17 catches for 390 yards (22.9 average) and five TDs (all of at least 40 yards). The 390 yards represent a two-game OU record.

In Big 12 play, Westbrook leads the league in receptions (8.5 per game), receiving yards (195.0 per game), all-purpose yards (197.0 per game) and scoring (15.0 points per game).

Each week during the regular season, an Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week is selected by a committee leading up to the finalists’ announcement in December. Mayfield was a finalist for the award in 2015.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, founded in 2012, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, tenacity and community. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or a four-year Division I Texas college.

Oklahoma (3-2 overall, 2-0 Big 12) hosts Kansas State (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at 800-456-4668.

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