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Smith Named Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist

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Narrowed down from all 124 starting quarterbacks from NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools, semifinalists were selected by the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, with the Fan Vote accounting for five percent of the total vote. The committee was asked to consider the following criteria: quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.  

 

The 2012 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists represent schools from the following conferences: Big 12 (5), SEC (3), ACC (2), Big Ten (2), Pac-12 (2),Big East (1) and WAC (1).

 

The list features returning semifinalists Matt Barkley (USC), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Seth Doege (Texas Tech), Landry Jones (Oklahoma)and Denard Robinson (Michigan).

 

2012 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists

Matt Barkley, USC, Pac-12

Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ACC

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, Big East

Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech, WAC

Seth Doege, Texas Tech, Big 12

Nick Florence, Baylor, Big 12

Landry Jones, Oklahoma, Big 12

Collin Klein, Kansas State, Big 12

EJ Manuel, Florida State, ACC

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC

Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12

AJ McCarron, Alabama, SEC

Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Big Ten

Aaron Murray, Georgia, SEC

Denard Robinson, Michigan, Big Ten

Geno Smith, West Virginia, Big 12

 

Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting will close at noon (CT) on Nov. 18.

 

The three Davey O'Brien finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 19 and the 2012 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Thursday, Dec. 6 on ESPN. The 36th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner will be held on Feb.18, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

 

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