Davey O'Brien watch list: Johnny Manziel looks to defend his title

Can Johnny Manziel defend his Davey O'Brien Award title
Can Johnny Manziel defend his Davey O'Brien Award title? (USATSI)

While Johnny Manziel is busy answering the same question being asked in 100 different ways down at SEC media days, one of the many awards he won last season released its preseason watch list for the 2013 season on Wednesday.

The Davey O'Brien Foundation released the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the best quarterback in the nation, and the list includes 34 different quarterbacks from 11 different conferences.

The list is obviously headlined by Manziel, but also includes strong challengers like Tajh Boyd , Teddy Bridgewater , AJ McCarron and Braxton Miller .

David Ash , Texas Longhorns
Blake Bortles , UCF Knights
Tajh Boyd, Clemson Tigers
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville Cardinals
Terrance Broadway , UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Kolton Browning , Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Derek Carr , Fresno State Bulldogs
Rakeem Cato , Marshall Thundering Herd
Cody Fajardo , Nevada Wolf Pack
David Fales , San Jose State Spartans
James Franklin , Missouri Tigers
Devin Gardner , Michigan Wolverines
Kevin Hogan , Stanford Cardinal
Brett Hundley , UCLA Bruins
Chuckie Keeton , Utah State Aggies
Taylor Kelly , Arizona State Sun Devils
Jordan Lynch , Northern Illinois Huskies
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Marcus Mariota , Oregon Ducks
Taylor Martinez , Nebraska Cornhuskers
AJ McCarron, Alabama Crimson Tide
Braxton Miller, Ohio State Buckeyes
Stephen Morris , Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
Aaron Murray , Georgia Bulldogs
Casey Pachall , TCU Horned Frogs
Keith Price , Washington Huskies
Bryn Renner , North Carolina Tar Heels
Keenan Reynolds , Navy Midshipmen
Tyler Russell , Mississippi State Bulldogs
Connor Shaw , South Carolina Gamecocks
Tyler Tettleton , Ohio Bobcats
Logan Thomas , Virginia Tech Hokies
Bo Wallace , Ole Miss Rebels
Keith Wenning , Ball State Cardinals

Conference breakdown: SEC (7), Pac-12 (5), ACC (4), Mountain West (4), Big Ten (3), MAC (3), American (2), Big 12 (2), Sun Belt (2), Independents (1), C-USA (1)

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