The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award announced on Monday a list of 13 college quarterbacks that they recognized for their outstanding performances this past week. Wyoming junior QB Brett Smith was one of 12 individuals named an Honorable Mention selection by the O'Brien Award. The Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week was Pittsburgh's Tom Savage.
Smith, who was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week earlier on Monday, amassed 511 yards of total offense last Saturday in Wyoming's 56-23 road win over Air Force. His 511 yards is the second best performance in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) this season -- second only to Johnny Manziel's 562 yards against Alabama.
Pittsburgh's Savage threw for 424 yards and six touchdowns in a 58-55 win over Duke.
The 12 individuals earning Davey O'Brien Honorable Mention honors for Week Four include:
Brett Smith, Wyoming, MW
Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ACC
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, AAC
Derek Carr, Fresno State, MW
Kenny Guiton, Ohio State, Big Ten
Kevin Hogan, Stanford, Pac-12
Brett Hundley, UCLA, Pac-12
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Aaron Murray, Georgia, SEC
Gary Nova, Rutgers, AAC
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Big 12
Travis Wilson, Utah, Pac-12
During the first nine weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 125 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced on Nov. 4. Finalists will be announced Nov. 25 and the 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on Dec. 12.
About the Davey O'Brien Fan Vote
Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. The Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. The 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 16-17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award®
The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Davey O'Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The award is overseen by the Davey O'Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away nearly $900,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.