UCLA Football: Josh Rosen Named to the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List


UCLA Football quarterback Josh Rosen had his name added to another preseason award watch list, this time for the Davey O’Brien Award.

Things are coming up roses for Josh Rosen as the second year UCLA Football quarterback was named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list.

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The Davey O’Brien Award is given out annually to the top quarterback in the nation and is voted on by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

This is the second award watch list Rosen has been named to as last week he was part of the Maxwell Award watch list. That award is given to the best overall player in college football.

Rosen has also been named to Phil Steele’s All-America team, was named the top quarterback in the Pac-12 by Athlon Sports and was given good odds to win the Heisman Trophy by Bovada. Needless to say, a lot of college football analysts are expecting Rosen to do big things in 2016.

Last season as a true freshman, Rosen made 292 out 497 passes for a completion percentage of 60. He totaled 3,670 yards during the season with 23 touchdowns. This season he is expected to go above and beyond that.

Rosen will have a chance to help UCLA improve as new Offensive Coordinator Kennedy Polamalu is bringing in support for Rosen. The Bruins will be adding some power elements to their offense, which includes the use of full backs and tight ends, but will still use receiving sets similar to what they did last season.

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Overall, there is a good out look for the UCLA this year and if they are going to win the South Division, as chosen at Pac-12 Media Day, then Rosen is going to be a big reason for that.