Tebow among O'Brien semifinalists
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is among 13 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award on Monday.
Tebow, the reigning O'Brien winner, joins two other SEC quarterbacks, Alabama's John Parker Wilson and Georgia's Matthew Stafford.
Semifinalists were selected by The O'Brien Selection Committee, comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners, as well as fans across the country with the top three quarterbacks from The O'Brien Fan Vote being added to the list. The Selection Committee is asked to evaluate each candidate on his quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, character, leadership, sportsmanship and reputation as a team player.
The 13 Semifinalists will contend for the award until the list is narrowed to three Finalists on November 24. All Finalists will be in attendance when the winner is announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando on Dec. 11. The recipient will be honored February 16, 2009, at the 32nd Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fans are able to vote for semifinalist candidates once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. The voting will continue throughout the semifinalist and finalist rounds with 5% of the final tally coming directly from the Fan Vote.
Here are the semfinalists:
2008 O'Brien Semifinalists
Sam Bradford SO Oklahoma Big 12
Daryll Clark JR Penn State Big Ten
Chase Daniel SR Missouri Big 12
Max Hall JR BYU MWC
Graham Harrell SR Texas Tech Big 12
David Johnson SR Tulsa C-USA
Colt McCoy JR Texas Big 12
Todd Reesing JR Kansas Big 12
Zac Robinson JR Oklahoma State Big 12
Mark Sanchez JR USC Pac-10
Matthew Stafford JR Georgia SEC
Tim Tebow JR Florida SEC
John Parker Wilson SR Alabama SEC