FORT WORTH, Texas (September 3, 2007) – The 2007 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) candidates are through the first weekend and looking forward to this week's exciting match ups in hopes of gaining more votes from the fans. Fan voting will be a new exciting component to The O’Brien in 2007.
Watch List candidates are considered for The O’Brien based on quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
O'BRIEN CANDIDATE MATCH-UPS FOR WEEK 2
Harrell, Graham, Texas Tech Vs. Willis, Justin, SMU. Sept. 3, 3:00 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
Brohm, Brian, Louisville Vs. Craddock, Joe, Middle Tennesse, Sept. 6, 6:00 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
Ainge, Erik, Tennessee Vs. Young, Jeremy, Southern Miss. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Brennan, Colt, Hawaii Vs. Champion, Zac, Louisiana Tech. Sep. 8, 6:05 p.m. (CT)
Carney, Shaun, Air Force Vs. Johnson, Brian, Utah. Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Carpenter, Rudy, Arizona State Vs. Hawkins, Cody, Colorado. Sept. 8, 9:15 p.m. (CT) on FSN
Clement, Chase, Rice Vs. Szymanski, Blake, Baylor. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Daniel, Chase, Missouri Vs. Adams, Seth, Ole Miss. Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Davis, Nate, Ball State Vs. Schmitt, Andy, Eastern Michigan. Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Edelman, Julian, Kent State Vs. Woodson, Andre', Kentucky. Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Hanie, Caleb, Colorado State Vs. Longshore, Nate, California. Sept. 8, 1:00 p.m. (CT) on CSTV
Hankins, Martin, Memphis Vs. Leonard, Corey, Arkansas State. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Harrell, Graham, Texas Tech Vs. Vittatoe, Trevor, UTEP. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Haugabook, Omar, Troy Vs. Tebow, Tim, Florida. Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Henne, Chad, Michigan Vs. Dixon, Dennis, Oregon. Sept 8, 3:30 p.m. (CT) on ABC
Holbrook, Chase, NM State Vs. Porterie, Donovan, New Mexico. Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. (CT)
Lancaster, Kinsmon, UL-Monroe Vs. Harper, Cullen, Clemson. Sept. 8, NOON (CT)
LeFevour, Dan, Central Michigan Vs. TBD, Toledo. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)
McCoy, Colt, Texas Vs. Dalton, Andy, TCU. Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. (CT)on FSN
Morelli, Anthony, Penn State Vs. TBD, Notre Dame. Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
Painter, Curtis, Purdue Vs. Stinson, Cole, Eastern Illinois. Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. (CT) on Big Ten Network
Ryan, Matt, Boston College Vs. Evans, Daniel, NC State. Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
Sewell, Jameel, Virginia Vs. Lewis, Thaddeus, Duke. Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Skinner, Riley, Wake Forest Vs. Keller, Sam, Nebraska. Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. (CT) on ESPN
Stafford, Matthew, Georgia Vs. Mitchell, Blake, South Carolina. Sept. 8, 4:45 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
Sween, Karsten, Wyoming Vs. Jackson, Leon, Utah State. Sept. 8, 1:00 p.m. (CT)
White, Pat, West Virginia Vs. Morris, Bernard, Marshall. Sept. 8, 10:10 a.m. (CT)
Willis, Justin, SMU Vs. Meager, Daniel, North Texas. Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m. (CT)
The Watch List is based on All-America teams and Honorable Mentions published in at least six different preseason college football magazines. A candidate must be listed as an All-America quarterback or as a 1st or 2nd team All-American within his conference in at least one publication, or as Honorable Mention in at least three publications.
The 2007 season marks the first time in The O’Brien’s history that the fans will have a say in the voting. Fans will be able to vote for the starting quarterback from any of the 119 Division I-A football programs, leaving room for the possibility of a quarterback who is not on the Watch List to win the award. Fans can vote once daily on The O’Brien’s updated Web site, www.DaveyOBrien.com, in hopes of moving their pick to the final round.
The winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN Dec. 6, 2007. The recipient will be honored Feb. 18, 2008, at the annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.