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
Blake Bortles, UCF
Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
Terrance Broadway, Louisiana-Lafayette
Kolton Browning, Louisiana-Monroe
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Rakeem Cato, Marshall
Cody Fajardo, Nevada
David Fales, San Jose State
James Franklin, Missouri
Devin Gardner, Michigan
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Brett Hundley, UCLA
Chuckie Keeton, Utah State
Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
AJ McCarron, Alabama
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Stephen Morris, Miami
Aaron Murray, Georgia
Casey Pachall, TCU
Keith Price, Washington
Bryn Renner, North Carolina
Keenan Reynolds, Navy
Tyler Russell, Mississippi State
Connor Shaw, South Carolina
Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss
Keith Wenning, Ball State

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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