Josh Rosen was one of just thirty quarterbacks in the country named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list this morning. The list also includes three other Pac-12 quarterbacks, Sam Darnold of Southern Cal, Jake Browning of Washington and Luke Falk of Washington State, as well as Lamar Jackson of Louisville, JT Barrett of Ohio State and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma. Rosen will square off against Riley Ferguson of Memphis, who is also on the list, when the Bruins travel to play Memphis for their third game of the season.
In 2015 as a freshman, Josh Rosen was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award. Obviously, last year, Rosen’s performance suffered behind an offensive line that had a hard time doing much of anything before he got injured. This year, Rosen hopes to bounce back from last season’s disappointment.
There’s no doubt that Rosen has the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in college football. If Rosen and the Bruins are able to put together a great season, which very few people are actually expecting, it would go a long way towards helping Josh win this or other awards he’s been nominated for.
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 $1 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.