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Navy QB Reynolds named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Quarterback Keenan Reynolds Named To The Davey O’Brien Watch List

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy junior Keenan Reynolds is one of 39 quarterbacks on the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List announced today by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2014 college football season.

Jameis Winston of Florida State, the 2013 Davey O’Brien winner, headlines the list. He is bidding to become the fourth quarterback ever to win the award twice, joining BYU’s Ty Detmer (1990-91), Florida’s Danny Wuerffel (1995-96) and Oklahoma’s Jason White (2003-04).

Winston is joined on the Watch List by five semifinalists from a year ago: Brett Hundley (UCLA), Sean Mannion (Oregon State), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Braxton Miller (Ohio State) and Bryce Petty (Baylor).

The Navy defense will play against three quarterbacks on the list in Ohio State senior Braxton Miller, Notre Dame junior Everett Golson and Temple sophomore P.J. Walker.

Nearly half (19 of 39) of the players on the watch list are seniors. Thirteen juniors and seven sophomores round out the contingent. Among conferences, the Pac-12 leads the way with eight signal callers on the list. The Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC are all represented by five players.

The field will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 3 and three finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The 2014 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 11.

The 38th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List

Anthony Boone (Duke, Senior)

Terrance Broadway (Louisiana, Senior)

Shane Carden (East Carolina, Senior)

Rakeem Cato (Marshall, Senior)

Connor Cook (Michigan State, Junior)

Jeff Driskel (Florida, Junior)

Cody Fajardo (Nevada, Senior)

Devin Gardner (Michigan, Senior)

Jared Goff (California, Sophomore)

Everett Golson (Notre Dame, Junior)

Garrett Grayson (Colorado State, Senior)

Christian Hackenberg (Penn State, Sophomore)

Connor Halliday (Washington State, Senior)

Grant Hedrick (Boise State, Senior)

Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion, Senior)

Taysom Hill (BYU, Junior)

Kevin Hogan (Stanford, Junior)

Brett Hundley (UCLA, Junior)

Matt Johnson (Bowling Green, Junior)

Chuckie Keeton (Utah State, Senior)

Taylor Kelly (Arizona State, Senior)

Cody Kessler (USC, Junior)

Trevor Knight (Oklahoma, Sophomore)

Sean Mannion (Oregon State, Senior)

Marcus Mariota (Oregon, Junior)

Nick Marshall (Auburn, Senior)

Hutson Mason (Georgia, Senior)

Braxton Miller (Ohio State, Senior)

John O’Korn (Houston, Sophomore)

Bryce Petty (Baylor, Senior)

Dak Prescott (Mississippi State, Junior)

Keenan Reynolds (Navy, Junior)

Joel Stave (Wisconsin, Junior)

P.J. Walker (Temple, Sophomore)

Bo Wallace (Ole Miss, Senior)

J.W. Walsh (Oklahoma State, Junior)

Jake Waters (Kansas State, Senior)

Davis Webb (Texas Tech, Sophomore)

Jameis Winston (Florida State, Sophomore)

 

By Conference: Pac-12 (8), Big Ten (5), Big 12 (5), SEC (5), Mountain West (4), American Athletic (3), Independents (3), ACC (2), Conference USA (2), Mid-American (1), Sun Belt (1).

By Class: Senior (19), Junior (13), Sophomore (7).

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Navy QB Reynolds only true sophomore on O’Brien Award Watch List

Posted on 20 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds is one of just five sophomores on the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List and is the ONLY true sophomore on the list.  The other four sophomores on the list:  Kevin Hogan of Stanford, Brett Hundley of UCLA, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and Marcus Mariota of Oregon, are all redshirt sophomores.

This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.

Reynolds started the final eight games as a freshman in 2012 and led the Mids to a 6-2 record in his eight starts and was responsible for three fourth-quarter comebacks (Air Force, Indiana and Army).  He was just the third freshman in program history to start at quarterback and the first since 1991.

Reynolds was named the Independent Rookie of the Year by the nationwide media panel responsible for the FBS Indpendent Player of the Week awards.  He anchored an offensive unit that finished the year ranked sixth nationally in rushing offense, averaging 278.46 yards per game.

He accounted for 19 TDs on the year (nine passing, 10 rushing) and finished his freshman campaign with 649 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 162 carries, while completing 61 of his 108 pass attempts for 898 yards with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Reynolds had at least one rushing touchdown in five of his eight starts and threw at least one touchdown pass in five of his eight starts.  He was the first Navy quarterback to win his first four career starts since senior Bob Powers, who won his first six career starts in 1979.

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