Narrowed down from the starting quarterbacks from all 125
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 2013 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists represent schools from the following conferences:
SEC (5), Pac-12 (3), AAC (2), ACC (2), Big Ten (1), Big 12 (1), Mid-American (1) and
Mountain West (1).
The list features 2012 winner Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), 2012 finalist Braxton Miller
(Ohio State), and 2012 semifinalists Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville),
Marcus Mariota (Oregon), A.J. McCarron (Alabama) and Aaron Murray (Georgia).
2013 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists
Blake Bortles, UCF, AAC
Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ACC
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, AAC
Derek Carr, Fresno State, MWC
Brett Hundley, UCLA, Pac-12
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, MAC
Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Pac-12
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12
A.J. McCarron, Alabama, SEC
Zach Mettenberger, LSU, SEC
Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Big Ten
Aaron Murray, Georgia, SEC
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Big 12
Connor Shaw, South Carolina, SEC
Jameis Winston, Florida State, ACC
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.
The three Davey O'Brien finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 25 and the 2013
Davey O'Brien winner will be announced on
The Home Depot College Football
airing Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN. The 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards
Dinner will be held on Feb.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
The Davey O
'Brien Award is a member of the National College Football Awards
Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.
The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit
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