Nov. 21, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. -- - Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been named a finalist both the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and the Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year.
The finalists for both awards were revealed Monday afternoon on ESPNU's second annual The Home Depot College Football Awards nomination special.
Luck joins Robert Griffin III of Baylor and Case Keenum of Houston as finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top quarterback.
Boise State's Kellen Moore and Alabama's Trent Richardson joins Luck as finalists for the 75th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year.
Both the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards will be presented as part of The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Luck has completed 241 of 343 of his passes for 2,937 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading the Cardinal to a 10-1 overall mark on the season heading into Saturday's game against Notre Dame. He leads the Pac-12 Conference in passing efficiency (167.3) and ranks fifth in passing yards per game (267.0). He needs one more touchdown pass to tie his own single-season record from a year ago. With 76 career touchdown passes, Luck needs one more touchdown pass to equal John Elway's all-time school record of 77.
Luck has presided over the top three scoring offenses in Stanford history while this year's Cardinal squad needs just 29 points to equal last year's single-scoring record (524).
Stanford has posted a 30-6 (.833) record in Luck's 36 career starts. His career winning percentage ranks first on Stanford's all-time career list and is second among active Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks, trailing only Kellen Moore of Boise State.
Under Luck's guidance, Stanford has been ranked in the Top 10 of the AP poll for 20 consecutive weeks, a school record.
About the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O'Brien) is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The O'Brien honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The O'Brien is overseen by the Davey O'Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away more than $825,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.
About the Maxwell Award The Maxwell Award has been presented to the outstanding collegiate football player in America since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. The Maxwell Football Club, founded in 1935, is based in Philadelphia, PA and is the oldest football club in the United States.
National College Football Awards Association The O'Brien is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, www.ncfaa.org.