Georgia QB Murray named to O’Brien Award watch list

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray was named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list on Wednesday.

This is the 37th year that the Davey O’Brien Award will be given to the nation’s top quarterback. The field will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Nov. 4. The Davey O’Brien Award Foundation and the selection committee will then announce three finalists on Nov. 25.

The 2013 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 12 and the awards dinner will be held Feb. 17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 2012, Murray ranked second in the nation in passing efficiency at 174.82. He became the first Southeastern Conference quarterback in history to have three consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons.

In his 28 wins as a starter, he has 74 touchdowns to 16 interceptions, and he is the SEC’s leading active player in total offensive yards (10,301), completions (696), touchdown responsibility (105), touchdown passes (95) and passing yards (10,091).

Murray was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award last year and is already on the watch list for this year’s Maxwell Award, which is given to the collegiate player of the year.

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