Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jones Named to 2010 O'Brien Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has been named to the 2010 Davey O'Brien Award watch list released Wednesday by the Davey O'Brien Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas. Given annually to the nation's top quarterback, the 2010 Davey O'Brien award winner will be announced December 9 at The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show. After taking over under center for the Sooners in 2009 following Sam Bradford's season-ending shoulder injury, Jones led the nation's freshmen QBs in passing yards (3,198) and TD passes (26). The yardage figure also set an OU record for yards in a season by a freshman passer, surpassing the 3,121 by Bradford in 2007. Jones ended the 2009 campaign by setting an Oklahoma bowl record with 418 yards along with three touchdowns in the 31-27 Brut Sun Bowl victory over Stanford. The Artesia, N.M., native also broke a program record with six passing TDs against Tulsa en route to being named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention by league's coaches and All-Big 12 Freshman by ESPN.com. Oklahoma athletes have won the award four times including three times under Bob Stoops. Sam Bradford (2008) was the latest recepient of the award. (SoonerSports.com)
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