Fort Worth, Texas – University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been named to the 2010 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, it was announced Wednesday by the Davey O’Brien Foundation. This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee, features 30 of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2010 college football season.
In 2009 which was his first season as a starter in the SEC, Ryan Mallett set or tied 16 different Arkansas school records. He also led the SEC in touchdown passes (30), passing yards per game (278.8) and total offense (276.5) and was named a second-team All-SEC honoree by the AP and league coaches.
Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to be awarded The O’Brien. Quarterbacks from all 120 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 25. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 22. The 2010 winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9.
The 34th Annual O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 21, 2011 at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
|2010 Davey O’Brien Watch List|
|Zach Collaros||Cincinnati||JR||Big East|
|Dwight Dasher||Middle Tennessee||SR||Sun Belt|
|Blaine Gabbert||Missouri||JR||Big 12|
|Robert Griffin||Baylor||JR||Big 12|
|Jerrod Johnson||Texas A&M||JR||Big 12|
|Landry Jones||Oklahoma||SO||Big 12|
|Kellen Moore||Boise State||JR||WAC|
|Josh Nesbitt||Georgia Tech||SR||ACC|
|Christian Ponder||Florida State||SR||ACC|
|Taylor Potts||Texas Tech||SR||Big 12|
|Terrelle Pryor||Ohio State||JR||Big Ten|
|Tom Savage||Rutgers||JR||Big East|
|Ricky Stanzi||Iowa||SR||Big Ten|
|Tyrod Taylor||Virginia Tech||SR||ACC|
|Scott Tolzien||Wisconsin||SR||Big Ten|
|Russell Wilson||NC State||JR||ACC|