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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 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

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:38pm]


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