UCLA Football’s junior quarterback Josh Rosen has received some more preseason recognition as he was named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list.
UCLA Football has a lot of talent on the team, we know this. More proof of that came today as junior quarterback Josh Rosen was named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list.
This is the second watch list Rosen has been named to after he was listed on the Maxwell Award which honors the player of the year.
The Dave O’Brien Award, per their website, “honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics.” In essence, the award is given to the top quarterback in the nation, which Rosen is no doubt one of.
Last season, before falling to injury in the sixth game of 2016, Rosen was putting up huge numbers despite a sluggish offense. Though things were taking a while to move with the Bruins’ new power-based offense, Rosen had numbers that would make any QB jealous.
In 2016, Rosen averaged 319.2 passing yards per game, 8.3 yards per pass, had 10 touchdowns and a passer rating of 138.9. With stats like that, it is scary to think how much better UCLA would have been if Rosen was not injured halfway through the season.
Rosen is one of five Bruins to be named to a preseason award watch list along with Scott Quessenberry, Jaleel Wadood, Austin Roberts and of course Kenny Young. Young, in particular, has really got the attention of a few watch lists as he has been named to five in this preseason.
The Bruins have the talent, now let us hope they can put it all together to comeback from a 4-8 record. Go Bruins!