White joined as finalist by Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart and Utah signal caller Alex Smith. All three were chosen by the O'Brien Selection Committee, a nationwide panel of sportswriters and commentators, and former O'Brien Award recipients.
The winner will be announced on December 9, 2004.
White has thrown for 2,707 yards and 30 touchdowns on 209- of-325 passing. Lead Sooners so far undefeated.