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Mallett named to O’Brien Watch List

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Mallett named to O’Brien Watch List

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
Matt Barkley USC SO Pac-10
Zach Collaros Cincinnati JR Big East
Andy Dalton TCU SR MWC
Dwight Dasher Middle Tennessee SR Sun Belt
Ricky Dobbs Navy SR Independent
Nathan Enderle Idaho SR WAC
Nick Foles Arizona JR Pac-10
Blaine Gabbert Missouri JR Big 12
Robert Griffin Baylor JR Big 12
Jacory Harris Miami JR ACC
Jerrod Johnson Texas A&M JR Big 12
Landry Jones Oklahoma SO Big 12
Colin Kaepernick Nevada SR WAC
Case Keenum Houston SR C-USA
G.J. Kinne Tulsa JR C-USA
Jake Locker Washington SR Pac-10
Andrew Luck Stanford SO Pac-10
Ryan Mallett Arkansas JR SEC
Greg McElroy Alabama JR SEC
Kellen Moore Boise State JR WAC
Josh Nesbitt Georgia Tech SR ACC
Kyle Padron SMU SO C-USA
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


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