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King Named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech quarterback Haynes King (Longview, Texas/Longview H.S.) is one of 19 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which recognizes college football’s top performer that plays in, or is from, the state of Texas.

With 2,755 passing yards, 648 rushing yards, 26 touchdown passes and nine touchdown runs, King is one of only two players in the nation with at least 2,700 passing yards, 600 rushing yards, 25 touchdown passes and five touchdown runs this season (joining LSU’s Jayden Daniels), and one of only six Atlantic Coast Conference players to achieve those numbers in a regular season since 2000 (joining North Carolina’s Drake Maye – 2022, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson – 2016 and 2017, Wake Forest’s John Wolford – 2017, Virginia Tech’s Jerod Evans – 2016 and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson – 2015).

King was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week – as well as the Walter Camp Player of the Week, Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week and ACC Quarterback of the Week – for his performance in Georgia Tech’s 46-42 win over No. 17 North Carolina on Oct. 28. He amassed 377 yards of total offense (287 passing, 90 rushing), threw for four touchdowns and compiled the second-highest completion percentage in program history (min. 30 attempts – 23-of-30, .767) to lead the Yellow Jackets back from four different double-digit deficits in the win over UNC.

Earlier this week, King was named honorable mention all-ACC.

King is the only ACC representative on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award’s list of 19 semifinalists, one of eight that plays outside of the state of Texas and one of only based east of the Mississippi River.

Finalists for the 11th-annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award will be selected on Dec. 12 and the winner will be announced in Tyler, Texas on Jan. 10, 2024. Fan vote will be part of the selection of finalists – fans can vote for their favorite semifinalist once per day through Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET at earlcampbellaward.com.

King and the Yellow Jackets are awaiting the announcement of their bowl destination and opponent, which will be made on Sunday. For full information on bowl tickets and to sign up for priority access to tickets when they become available, visit ramblinwreck.com/bowl.

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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