Georgia's Aaron Murray among semifinalists for Davey O'Brien Award
Tampa Plant alum and Georgia starting QB Aaron Murray is among 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback.
The list of semifinalists was narrowed down from all 124 starting quarterbacks from NCAA Division I Football schools, and semifinalists were selected by the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee. Fan voting accounted 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 2012 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists represent schools from the following conferences: Big 12 (5), SEC (3), ACC (2), Big Ten (2), Pac-12 (2),Big East (1) and WAC (1). The list features returning semifinalists Matt Barkley (USC), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Seth Doege (Texas Tech), Landry Jones (Oklahoma)and Denard Robinson (Michigan).
Here are the semifinalists for the award: Matt Barkley, USC; Tajh Boyd, Clemson; Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville; Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech; Seth Doege, Texas Tech; Nick Florence, Baylor; Landry Jones, Oklahoma; Collin Klein, Kansas State; EJ Manuel, Florida State; Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M; Marcus Mariota, Oregon; AJ McCarron, Alabama; Braxton Miller, Ohio State; Aaron Murray, Georgia; Denard Robinson, Michigan; Geno Smith, West Virginia.
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. 18.