O’Brien Award watch list announced
Seven of 34 QBs on preseason list were semifinalists in 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced the 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List on Wednesday.
This year's list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, features 34 of the nation's best college quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2012 college football season.
Seven 2011 semifinalists are included on the Watch List: Matt Barkley (Southern California), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Seth Doege (Texas Tech), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Keith Price (Washington), Denard Robinson (Michigan) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas).
Appearing on the watch list is not a requirement for a player to win the Davey O'Brien Award. Quarterbacks from all 124 NCAA Division I FBS schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Oct. 22. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Nov. 19. The 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6.
The 36th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 18, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
|Ryan Aplin||Arkansas State|
|Matt Barkley||Southern California|
|Alex Carder||Western Michigan|
|Derek Carr||Fresno State|
|B.J. Daniels||South Florida|
|Seth Doege||Texas Tech|
|Mike Glennon||N.C. State|
|Collin Klein||Kansas State|
|EJ Manuel||Florida State|
|Braxton Miller||Ohio State|
|Bryn Renner||North Carolina|
|Connor Shaw||South Carolina|
|Geno Smith||West Virginia|
|Logan Thomas||Virginia Tech|
|Jeff Tuel||Washington State|