You can vote for Smith for the O'Brien Award
Wyoming's Brett Smith is one of the eligible candidates for this year's Davey O'Brien Award. Smith opened the season by accounting for 475 yards of total offense, passing for 383 yards and throwing four TD passes while rushing for another 92 yards on the road against No. 18 ranked Nebraska. Smith's performance came before the largest crowd in the history of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium (91,185). He nearly brought the Cowboys from behind to upset the Cornhuskers, throwing two TD passes in the fourth quarter.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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