University of Central Florida Quarterback McKenzie Milton Named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List
By Space Coast Daily // July 27, 2018
watch list is selected based on player performance during the previous year
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCFKnights.com) – The Davey O’Brien Foundation revealed the 2018 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, a group that includes UCF’s McKenzie Milton and 25 other top quarterbacks across the nation.
Compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, the watch list is selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2018 college football season.
Milton was a semifinalist for the award in 2017, and is one of eight returning semifinalists on the watch list. The list includes 13 seniors, 12 juniors and one sophomore.
Also named to the Maxwell Award Watch List on Monday, Milton is one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation in 2018.
The Kapolei, Hawaii native threw for UCF records of 4,037 yards and 37 touchdowns as a sophomore. Milton also had a passing efficiency of 179.3, a completion percentage of 67.1 percent and averaged 357.7 yards of total offense per game.
Of players returning to the field in 2018, Milton is either number one or number two in every one of those categories.
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. Sixteen semifinalists for the award will be named on Nov. 6. From that list, the Foundation will announce the three finalists on Nov. 19. The winner will be unveiled live on Dec. 6 during The Home Depot College Football Awards.
The 2018 season marks the 12th year that fans will be invited to participate in the voting process on VoteOBrien.org. Results from the Davey O’Brien fan vote will be combined with the ballots from the selection committee. Fan voting, which accounts for five percent of the total balloting, will begin Sept. 4.
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