|Davey O'Brien National Quaterback Award||
Phil Steele is very proud to be a participant on the voting
committee for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
|2015 DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD CANDIDATES|
|Trevone Boykin, TCU||Kevin Hogan, Stanford||Paxton Lynch, Memphis|
|Connor Cook, Michigan State||Jeremy Johnson, Auburn||Dak Prescott, Mississippi State|
|Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee||Cardale Jones, Ohio State||Keenan Reynolds, Navy|
|Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky||Brad Kaaya, Miami||Anu Solomon, Arizona|
|Blake Frohnapfel, Massachusetts||Chuckie Keeton, Utah State||Zach Terrell, Western Michigan|
|Jared Goff, California||Cody Kessler, USC||Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech|
|Christian Hackenberg, Penn State||Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati||Deshaun Watson, Clemson|
|Taysom Hill, BYU||Fredi Knighten, Arkansas State||Marquise Williams, North Carolina|
|2014 Davey O'Brien Winner:|
Marcus MAriota, Oregon
AND A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS
Trevone Boykin, TCU
|ABOUT THE DAVEY O'BRIEN COMMITTEE|
The Davey O’Brien Foundation believes that leadership on the football field is a powerful force that inspires leadership in the other areas of life. Davey O’Brien translated his prowess as a high school, college and professional quarterback into a life of service and success. In his honor and memory, the Foundation recognizes champions on the field through its national awards program and encourages promising athletes’ academic and career success through scholarships and support.
The Foundation believes that the teamwork and camaraderie of athletics build character and leadership. Its programs encourage those qualities in honor of a man who was a true leader on and off the field. The award recipients exemplify O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and character in both the athletic and academic arenas.
|THE DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD|
WHAT WE DO
• The Davey O’Brien is awarded to the nation’s best collegiate quarterback, evaluating each candidate on the criteria of quarterback skills/athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
• The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and provides scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.
• Finalists must exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and character in both the athletic and academic arenas.
• The watch list is refined into semi-finalists and finalists before the Davey O’Brien winner is announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in December.
• 2007 marked the inaugural year for the inclusion of the Fan Vote. Fans will have the ability to vote for their favorite quarterback throughout the season, and unlike any other award in college football, their vote will count as 5% during each round.
|PAST O’BRIEN WINNERS|
1977 Earl Campbell, Texas
1978 Billy Sims, Oklahoma
1979 Mike Singletary, Baylor
1980 Mike Singletary, Baylor
1981 Jim McMahon, BYU
1982 Todd Blackledge, Penn State
1983 Steve Young, BYU
1984 Doug Flutie, Boston College
1985 Chuck Long, Iowa
1986 Vinny Testaverde, Miami
1987 Don McPherson, Syracuse
1988 Troy Aikman, UCLA
1989 Andre Ware, Houston
1990 Ty Detmer, BYU
1991 Ty Detmer, BYU
1992 Gino Torretta, Miami
1993 Charlie Ward, Florida St
1994 Kerry Collins, Penn State
1995 Danny Wuerffel, Florida
1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida
1997 Peyton Manning, Tennessee
1998 Michael Bishop, Kansas St
1999 Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech
2000 Chris Weinke, Florida St
2001 Eric Crouch, Nebraska