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Robinson named semifinalist for O'Brien

10/24/2011

Junior Denard Robinson was named as one of the semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Robinson joins seniors Russell Wilson of Wisconsin and Kirk Cousins of Michigan State as Big Ten quarterbacks on the list.

A news release from the University of Michigan states that, “The O'Brien is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. It honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics.”

The list will be narrowed from 16 to three on Nov. 21, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 8.

The following is an alphabetical list of the 16 semifinalists:

NAME, YEAR, SCHOOL ESPN QB RATING COMP. RATE

Matt Barkley, Jr., USC 154.7 (16) 68.2

Tajh Boyd, So., Clemson 160.1 (12) 61.9

Kirk Cousins, Sr. Michigan State 146.7 (39) 66.7

Seth Doege, Jr., Texas Tech 152.5 (23) 69.6

Robert Griffin III, Jr., Baylor 205.7 (1) 78.0

Landry Jones, Jr., Oklahoma 153.8 (18) 65.3

Case Keenum, Sr., Houston 184.8 (3) 72.9

Andrew Luck, Sr., Stanford 180.0 (5) 71.8

Kellen Moore, Sr., Boise State 180.7 (4) 76.3

Keith Price, So., Washington 168.7 (6) 68.4

Denard Robinson, Jr., Michigan 140.9 (49) 52.3

Ryan Tannehill, Sr., Texas A&M 146.6 (40) 65.2

Darron Thomas, Jr., Oregon 163.4 (10) 61.3

Brandon Weeden, Sr., Oklahoma State 153.8 (19) 71.8

Russell Wilson, Sr., Wisconsin 204.9 (2) 73.2

Tyler Wilson, Jr., Arkansas 148.5 (35) 62.7