8 SEC QBs named to Davey O'Brien Award Class of 2021
Alabama’s Bryce Young and Ole Miss’ Matt Corral are among the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy this season. But that’s not the only award that the pair of quarterbacks will be looking to win later this year.
Young and Corral were among the 40 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2021 on Tuesday, making them eligible to win this year’s Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Each FBS conference had at least 2 QBs named to the class, with the SEC having 8 make the list.
Corral is among 13 quarterbacks who were also named to this group during the 2020 season.
Now that this group of 40 has been named, the list will be cut down to 16 semifinalists. There will be voting taking place by both the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee and by fans on the award’s social media profiles. The top 5 fan vote-getters receive a bonus.
The 8 SEC quarterbacks who made the list are:
Stetson Bennett, Georgia
Matt Corral, Ole Miss
Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
Will Levis, Kentucky
Bo Nix, Auburn
Will Rogers, Mississippi State
Bryce Young, Alabama
Here’s the full list of all 40 quarterbacks:
Congratulations to our official Davey O'Brien QB Class of 2021! These 40 quarterbacks are in the running to win the National Quarterback Award. Follow our accounts to vote for your favorite QB and help his chances of being named a semifinalist!
— Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (@daveyobrien) October 26, 2021
The 16 semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 9, then the finalists will be named on Nov. 23. The winner of the award will be announced on Dec. 9 during The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN.