Minnesota's Cobb Named Semifinalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

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Minnesota running back David Cobb was named a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. Nominees must also be born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I college in Texas. Cobb, who grew up in Killeen, Texas, and played at Ellison High School, leads the Gophers and ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 942 rushing yards on the season, with seven touchdowns.

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