2010 Davey O’Brien Quarterback Award® Watch List Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced the 2010 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) Watch List today.
This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee, features 30 of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2010 college football season.
In addition to 2009 O’Brien Finalist Case Keenum (Sr., Houston), five 2009 semifinalists are included on the list: Matt Barkley (Jr., USC), Jacory Harris (Jr., Miami), Jake Locker (Sr., Washington), Kellen Moore (Jr., Boise State) and Ricky Stanzi (Sr., Iowa).
The 2010 O’Brien Watch List features 14 seniors, 11 juniors and five sophomores. The ACC and Big 12 lead all conferences with five candidates each on the list. The Pac-10 is represented by four players.
Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to be awarded The O’Brien. Quarterbacks from all 120 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 25. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 22. The 2010 winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9.
The 34th Annual O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 21, 2011 at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
2010 O’Brien Watch List
Matt Barkley USC SO Pac-10
Zach Collaros Cincinnati JR Big East
Andy Dalton TCU SR MWC
Dwight Dasher Middle Tennessee SR Sun Belt
Ricky Dobbs Navy SR Independent
Nathan Enderle Idaho SR WAC
Nick Foles Arizona JR Pac-10
Blaine Gabbert Missouri JR Big 12
Robert Griffin III Baylor JR Big 12
Jacory Harris Miami JR ACC
Jerrod Johnson Texas A&M SR Big 12
Landry Jones Oklahoma SO Big 12
Colin Kaepernick Nevada SR WAC
Case Keenum Houston SR C-USA
G.J. Kinne Tulsa JR C-USA
Jake Locker Washington SR Pac-10
Andrew Luck Stanford SO Pac-10
Ryan Mallett Arkansas JR SEC
Greg McElroy Alabama JR SEC
Kellen Moore Boise State JR WAC
Joshua Nesbitt Georgia Tech SR ACC
Kyle Padron SMU SO C-USA
Christian Ponder Florida State SR ACC
Taylor Potts Texas Tech SR Big 12
Terrelle Pryor Ohio State JR Big Ten
Tom Savage Rutgers SO Big East
Ricky Stanzi Iowa SR Big Ten
Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech SR ACC
Scott Tolzien Wisconsin SR Big Ten
Russell Wilson NC State JR ACC
About the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award®
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The O’Brien honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The O’Brien is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away more than $800,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.
National College Football Awards Association
The O’Brien is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official Web site, www.NCFAA.org.
American Airlines is the official travel partner of The O’Brien.
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