Football surely is different in Texas.
And for Duncanville, Texas’ own Zeriah Beason, simply being born in the great state of Texas is enough to check off one of the criteria on the watch list for the prestigious Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, an accolade presented yearly to “the top offensive player at the NCAA Division I level who exhibits the characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity.”
Beason is one of 53 players who made the watch list composed of talents from across Division I that are either “born in Texas and/or graduate from a Texas high school and/or attend a Texas university or have attended a Texas-based junior college.”
While in general, the 6-foot, 200-pounder has been a gradually developing talent for Oregon State, tallying just 16 catches for 148 yards and 3 scores in his career so far, Beason is expected to emerge as one of the Pac-12’s biggest stock-risers in 2021.
Having his name already included on an award watch list like this one is a great start for the rising sophomore.