July 18, 2012 By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced Wednesday that Fresno State junior quarterback Derek Carr has been named to the 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List.
This year's list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, features 34 of the nation's best college quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2012 college football season.
Carr and Nevada's Cody Fajardo are the only two quarterbacks from the Mountain West to appear on the list.
This is the third preseason watch list that Carr has been named to, as he is also on the Maxwell Award Watch List and the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy Watch List.
Carr was a second-team All-WAC selection in 2011 after throwing for 26 touchdowns and 3,544 yards, the 15th-most passing yardage in the FBS. He set a new Bulldog record for passing yards by a sophomore and his total was the third-highest in school history.
His passing yardage from last year is the eighth-highest among all FBS quarterbacks returning in 2012. This season will be his second as Fresno State's starter.
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 field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 22. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 19. The 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The 36th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 18, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
"Discover Fresno State Football" - The Bulldogs are looking to pack Bulldog Stadium Sept. 1 in their home opener against Weber State. Tickets are moving fast, join the excitement of the Red Wave now by calling 559-278-DOGS!
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