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Wright Named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame senior tight end Brock Wright has been selected as a candidate for the 2020 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which honors the top offensive college football player who hails from or plays in the state of Texas. 

The award recognizes a player who also exhibits integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. 

A Cypress, Texas, native and graduate of Cy-Fair High School, Wright enters his senior year at the University of Notre Dame poised as a leader for the Irish on and off the field. One of the longest-tenured figures in the tight end room, Wright also serves as a SWAT Team Leader, an individual who helms a group of more than 10 teammates through workouts and accountability exercises. 

Wright, widely considered the top tight end in the 2017 recruiting class, made an immediate impact in his true freshman season, and has kept up the momentum since then. Playing in 11 games in his first season (2017), he followed it up with 12 games in 2018, a year that saw Notre Dame make an appearance in the College Football Playoff. In 2019, he saw action in all 13 games, while making three starts. 

In his prep career, Wright led Cy-Fair to an 8-3 record and appearance in the University Interscholastic League Class 6A Division I playoffs as a senior in 2016. He operated in a run-heavy offense that only completed 135 passes all season, while still catching 30 passes for 491 yards and four TDs. He was named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Texas, and was one of three tight ends, and the highest-ranked, named to Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100. 

Wright was a 2016 First Team Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State and First-team tight end on Texas District 17-6A squad, as well as the Cy-Fair Offensive Player of the Year. and ranked him as the No. 1 tight end in the 2017 recruiting class. Wright was selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

The Watch List announced today includes 47 players from all 10 conferences (American, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, MW, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt) and will be narrowed to up to 16 semifinalists and then up to five finalists.  They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans and previous winners. A winner will be announced at the end of the football season.