Sept. 3, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - Fresno State fans are invited to help Bulldog senior Derek Carr win the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award by participating in the fan vote that counts for five percent during each round of voting. The voting opened on Tuesday and votes can be cast as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org.
"The Davey O'Brien is one of the few college football awards where fans play a significant role in the selection process," said Danielle Moorman, executive director of the Davey O'Brien Foundation. "We've had excellent fan participation in recent years, and we are looking forward to great turnout again given the strength at the quarterback position this year."
The 2013 season marks the seventh year fans have participated in the voting. The Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process and is combined with the results from the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. Fan Vote totals are cleared after each voting round.
Carr opened the 2013 season with the best weekend of any FBS quarterback, setting FBS highs in passing yards (456), total offense (480), completions (52), pass attempts (73) and he tied for the FBS high with five touchdown passes. Carr led the Bulldogs to a 52-51 overtime victory over Rutgers and posted the impressive stats against the Scarlet Knight defense that in 2012 ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense and 10th in total defense.
The Fan Vote Process
Round One: Sept. 3 - Nov. 3
Beginning Sept. 3, fans will have all 125 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision starting quarterbacks to choose from until the voting for semifinalists closes at noon Central Time (CT) on Nov. 3.
Round Two: Nov. 4 - Nov. 24
The Fan Vote will re-open Nov. 4 following the announcement of the 16 semifinalists. Fans may vote for quarterbacks on the semifinalist list to help determine which three will advance as finalists. Fan voting will close at noon CT on Nov. 24.
Round Three: Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
The Fan Vote will re-open for the final round of voting on Nov. 25 following the announcement of the three finalists. Fans may select from the three finalists to help determine who will be the Davey O'Brien Winner. Fan voting will close at noon CT on Dec. 8.
The 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 16-17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Davey O'Brien Fan Vote
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. The Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. The 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 16-17, 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 more than $890,000 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 www.DaveyOBrien.org.
American Airlines is the official travel partner of the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
"Catch the Wave" - 2013 Fresno State football season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.
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