The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award announced its 2008 Semifinalist List. The list highlights 13 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks who will vie for the award honoring the nation’s best quarterback until the finalists are announced November 24.
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
Tim Tebow JR Florida SEC
John Parker Wilson SR Alabama SEC
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.
These 13 Semifinalists will contend for the award until the list is narrowed to three Finalists on November 24. All Finalists will be in attendance in Orlando, Fla., where The O’Brien Winner will be announced during The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing December 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.