Tebow Named Semifinalist For O'Brien Award

FORT WORTH, Texas - University of Florida senior Tim Tebow was named to
the 2009 O’Brien Semifinalist List by the Davey O'Brien National
Quarterback Award® on Monday. Narrowed down from all 120 Football Bowl
Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks, the list highlights 15 individuals who
will vie for the oldest and most prestigious award honoring the nation's
best college quarterback. The 2009 O'Brien Semifinalists represent
schools from the following conferences: ACC (1), Big East (2), Big Ten
(2), Big 12 (3), Conference USA (1), Independent (1), Mid-American (1),
Pac-10 (2), SEC (1) and the WAC (1).

2009 O'Brien Semifinalists
Matt Barkley Fr. USC Pac-10
Daryll Clark Sr. Penn State Big Ten
Jimmy Clausen Jr. Notre Dame Independent
Jacory Harris So. Miami (Fla.) ACC
Case Keenum Jr. Houston Conference USA
Dan LeFevour Sr. Central Michigan Mid-American
Jake Locker Jr. Washington Pac-10
Colt McCoy Sr. Texas Big 12
Kellen Moore So. Boise State WAC
Tony Pike Sr. Cincinnati
Big East
Todd Reesing Sr. Kansas Big 12
Zac Robinson Sr. Oklahoma State Big 12
Ricky Stanzi Jr. Iowa Big Ten
Bill Stull Sr. Pittsburgh Big East

"We are proud to recognize this group of young men for their
performances on and off the field," said Danielle Moorman, executive
director of the Davey O'Brien Foundation. "The commitment, sportsmanship
and leadership qualities exemplified by these quarterbacks truly embody
the spirit of The O'Brien."

The Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, an elite group of
journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners, selected The
O'Brien Semifinalists, with the Fan Vote accounting for 5 % of the total
vote. The Selection Committee is asked to evaluate each candidate on the
criteria of his quarterback skills and athletic ability, academics, his
reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
For a complete listing of the Selection Committee, visit

Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as
Finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan
voting will close at noon CST on Nov. 22. Finalists will be announced on
Nov. 23. The Fan Vote accounts for 5% of each round of the voting

The 2009 O'Brien Winner will be announced live on The Home Depot ESPNU
College Football Awards Show airing Dec. 10 on ESPN and will be honored
at the 33rd Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner held at The Fort Worth
Club on Feb. 15, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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