FORT WORTH, Texas – Sean Mannion, a junior from Oregon State, has been announced as one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Narrowed down from the starting quarterbacks from all 125 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools, semifinalists were selected by the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, with the Fan Vote accounting for five percent of the total vote. The committee was asked to consider the following criteria: quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
The Pleasanton, Calif. native currently leads the nation in passing with 3,540 yards (393.3 passing yards per game) and for touchdown passes with 31. He is a two-time Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week and three-time Manning Award Player of the Week recipient. He has passed for 9,314 career yards, the most by a current Pac-12 quarterback and ranks No. 16 in the league’s record book.
Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting will close at noon (CT) on Nov. 24.
The Davey O’Brien finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 25 and the 2013 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN. The 37th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held on Feb. 17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Davey O’Brien Award honors condidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The award is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given awar nearly $900,000 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.