DAVID ASH NAMED
DAVEY O'BRIEN QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK
September 17, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - Sophomore David Ash has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after leading Texas to a 66-31 victory over Ole Miss. The win gave the Longhorns their sixth consecutive 3-0 start.
Ash had an outstanding night, finishing 19-of-23 for a career-high 326 yards and four touchdowns, including 46 and 55-yard scores. The Texas native looked extremely confident in the pocket, and at one point tallied 15 consecutive completions.
"He's been doing great all of these games we've had so far," said offensive guard Trey Hopkins. "He really took charge of the huddle, took charge of the game in general. He led us out there, and as you can see, it worked for us."
The Longhorns will get an extra week to prepare for their first Big 12 Conference game in Stillwater, Okla. as they have a bye-week before taking on Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Honorable Mention for Week Three:
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, Big East
Jeff Driskel, Florida, SEC
David Fales, San Jose State, WAC
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12
AJ McCarron, Alabama, SEC
Braxton Miller , Ohio State, Big Ten
Denard Robinson, Michigan, Big Ten
Geno Smith, West Virginia, Big 12
Tino Sunseri, Pittsburgh, Big East
Tevin Washington, Georgia Tech, ACC
Dalton Williams, Akron, MAC
During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 124 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced Oct. 22. Finalists will be announced Nov. 19 and the 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 6.
About the Davey O'Brien Fan Vote
Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily atwww.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 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 6 on ESPN and will be honored at the 36th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 18, 2013 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 collegequarterback 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 $850,000 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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