July 17, 2008
Ft. Worth, TX – Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford is entering his fourth season as the Seminoles’ starting QB and he will begin the 2008 campaign as one of 31 FBS quarterbacks on the O’Brien Quarterback Award watch list. The award honors nation’s best quarterback for the 2008 football season. Weatherford joins three other ACC quarterbacks on the distinguished list.
Watch list candidates were selected by a subset of the National Selection Committee and approved by the Davey O’Brien Executive Committee. Semifinalists will be announced October 27; finalists November 24. This prestigious award focuses on accomplishments both on and off the field.
The Selection Committee is asked to evaluate all candidates on their quarterback skills and athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship. The 2008 winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN 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.
2008 O'Brien Watch List: Todd Boeckman SR Ohio State Sam Bradford SO Oklahoma Tom Brandstater SR Fresno State Hunter Cantwell SR Louisville Rudy Carpenter SR Arizona State Jimmy Clausen SO Notre Dame Chase Clement SR Rice Chase Daniel SR Missouri Sean Glennon SR Virginia Tech Matt Grothe JR South Florida Max Hall JR BYU Cullen Harper SR Clemson Graham Harrell SR Texas Tech Chase Holbrook SR New Mexico State Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada SR Navy Dan LeFevour JR Central Michigan Jake Locker JR Washington Colt McCoy JR Texas Curtis Painter SR Purdue Todd Reesing JR Kansas Mark Sanchez JR USC Riley Skinner JR Wake Forest Rusty Smith JR Florida Atlantic Matthew Stafford JR Georgia Tim Tebow JR Florida Mike Teel SR Rutgers Willie Tuitama SR Arizona Drew Weatherford SR Florida State Pat White SR West Virginia Juice Williams JR Illinois John Parker Wilson SR Alabama