Manziel, Miller lead 16 semifinalists for Davey O'Brien Award

Johnny Manziel is one of 16 quarterbacks up for the Davey O'Brien Award. (USATSI)
Johnny Manziel is one of 16 quarterbacks up for the Davey O'Brien Award. (USATSI)

Texas Longhorns A&M's Johnny Manziel and Ohio State Buckeyes State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">'s Braxton Miller headline a list of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is awarded to the best quarterback in the nation.

Manziel, who won the award in 2012, is trying to become only the fourth player in history to win the award twice. BYU's Ty Detmer (1990 and 1991), Florida Gators 's Danny Wuerffel (1995 and 1996) and Oklahoma Sooners 's Jason White (2003 and 2004) are the only other players to take home the trophy more than once.

Davey O'Brien Semifinalists:

Blake Bortles , UCF Knights

Tajh Boyd , Clemson Tigers

Teddy Bridgewater , Louisville Cardinals

Derek Carr , Fresno State Bulldogs

Brett Hundley , UCLA Bruins

Jordan Lynch , Northern Illinois Fighting Illini

Sean Mannion , Oregon Ducks State

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Marcus Mariota , Oregon

AJ McCarron , Alabama Crimson Tide

Zach Mettenberger , LSU Tigers

Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Aaron Murray , Georgia Bulldogs

Bryce Petty , Baylor Bears

Connor Shaw , South Carolina Gamecocks

Jameis Winston , Florida State Seminoles

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