TYLER, Texas — "Bailey Zappe makes me happy" was a catch phrase that circled the college football world.
On Wednesday night, that's how Christian Campbell announced the gunslinging, record-setting quarterback from Western Kentucky was the winner of the Ninth Annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award during a gala at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.
"Growing up in Texas, playing football in Texas my whole life, I heard stories about Earl Campbell," Zappe said. "What an honor to be associated with Earl Campbell. I am so thankful."
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