UCLA Football: Josh Rosen Named As A Davey O’Brein Semifinalist


UCLA Football true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen has been named as a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, which is given out annually to the best quarterback in college football.

Things are going well for UCLA Football true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen in his first year. Rosen has already broken the UCLA record for most completions in a game, broken the record for most passing yards thrown by a freshman, is averaging 278.8 passing yards per game and is leading the #22 team in the nation on a path toward the winning the Pac-12 South Division.

So yeah, he is a big deal right now.

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Because of that, Rosen has been named as one of the 17 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award which is given to the nation’s top quarterback. Not bad for a kid that was a 5-star rated QB coming out of high school and was dubbed “The Chosen One”, no pressure though. Rosen is the only freshman to be named to the list.

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The semifinalists for the award were announced on Monday and include, along with Rosen, Trevone Boykin (TCU), Connor Cook (Michigan St.), Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky), Luke Falk (Washington St.), Jared Goff (Cal), Kevin Hogan (Stanford), Matt Johnson (Bowling Green), Cody Kessler (USC), Paxton Lynch (Memphis), Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Dak Prescott (Mississippi St.), Keenan Reynolds (Navy), Seth Russell (Baylor), Greg Ward Jr. (Houston) and Deshaun Watson (Clemson).

Three finalists will be announced on Tuesday, November 24 and the winner will be named after the regular season on Thursday, December 10.

Though it will be a long-shot for Rosen to win, if he does, he will be the second UCLA Football quarterback to win the award after Troy Aikman who won the award in 1988.