FORT WORTH, Texas – Oklahoma's Landry Jones and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden have been named semifinalist for the 2011 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
Jones and Weeden are two of the sixteen chosen as semifinalists for the award that honors the nation's top quarterback based on their athletic ability, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
Jones, a junior from Artesia, New Mexico has the Sooners off to a 6-1 start so far this season and he has completed 201-308 passes for 2,589 yards and 21 touchdowns so far this season—which ranks him third in the nation's passing leaders.
Weeden, a senior from Edmond, Okla. has led the Cowboys to a 7-0 start and a current No. 3 rank in the BCS Standings by completing 222-of-309 passes for 2,436 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averages 348.0 passing yards per game. With Weeden commanding the offense, Oklahoma State ranks second nationally in passing offense and scoring offense and is third nationally in total offense.
The sixteen finalists were narrowed down from a list of 120 quarterbacks across the nation and fans can vote as often
as once a day to help decide this year's winner. Visit www.VoteOBrien.org to cast your vote, fan voting will close at noon (CT) on Nov. 20.
The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 21 and the 2011 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced Thursday, Dec. 8 on ESPN.
2011 Davey O'Brien Semifinalists:Matt Barkley, USC Tajh Boyd, Clemson Kirk Cousins, Michigan State Seth Doege, Texas Tech Robert Griffin III, Baylor Landry Jones, Oklahoma Case Keenum, Houston Andrew Luck, Stanford Kellen Moore, Boise St. Keith Price, Washington Denard Robinson, Michigan Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M Darron Thomas, Oregon Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Tyler Wilson, Arkansas