SEC, ACC put six quarterbacks on Davey O'Brien Watch List



Watch list has arrived in college football. The annual individual awards given at the end of the season will be rolling out their initial lists over the next couple weeks, and college football fans get their first round of debatable distinctions for 2012.


The Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee released their initial watch list of 34 quarterbacks for the award given annually to the college football's best signal caller. The list includes seven of the 16 semifinalists from 2011: Matt Barkley , Tajh Boyd , Seth Doege , Landry Jones , Keith Price , Denard Robinson , and Tyler Wilson .

2012 Davey O'Brien Watch List

AJ McCarron , Alabama Crimson Tide
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas Razorbacks
Ryan Aplin , Arkansas State Red Wolves
Trent Steelman , Army West Point Black Knights
Riley Nelson , BYU
Tajh Boyd, Clemson Tigers
Sean Renfree , Duke Blue Devils
EJ Manuel , Florida Gators State
Derek Carr , Fresno State Bulldogs
Aaron Murray , Georgia Bulldogs
James Vanderberg, Iowa Hawkeyes
Nathan Scheelhaase , Illinois Fighting Illini
Collin Klein , Kansas Jayhawks State
Teddy Bridgewater , Louisville Cardinals
Denard Robinson, Michigan Wolverines
James Franklin , Missouri Tigers
Bryn Renner , North Carolina Tar Heels
Mike Glennon , N.C. State
Taylor Martinez , Nebraska Cornhuskers
Cody Fajardo , Nevada Wolf Pack
Tyler Tettleton , Ohio Bobcats
Braxton Miller , Ohio State Buckeyes
Landry Jones, Oklahoma Sooners
Connor Shaw , South Carolina Gamecocks
Casey Pachall , TCU Horned Frogs
Tyler Bray , Tennessee Volunteers
Seth Doege, Texas Longhorns Tech
Matt Barkley, USC
B.J. Daniels , USF
Logan Thomas , Virginia Cavaliers Tech
Keith Price, Washington Huskies
Jeff Tuel , Washington State Cougars
Geno Smith , West Virginia Mountaineers
Alex Carder , Western Michigan Broncos

2012 Davey O'Brien Watch List by Conference
SEC - 6
ACC - 6
Big 12 - 5
Big Ten - 5
Pac-12 - 3
Big East - 2
Mountain West Conference - 2
Independent - 2
MAC - 2
Sun Belt -1

Remember, names can be added and will be taken off these award lists as the season progresses. But still feel free to let us know your feelings on the list in the comment section below.

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