UCF Knights Quarterback Dillion Gabriel Among Players on Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

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The Davey O’Brien Foundation revealed the 2021 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List today, a group that includes 30 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks, including UCF’s Dillon Gabriel. (UCF Knights image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Davey O’Brien Foundation revealed the 2021 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List today, a group that includes 30 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks, including UCF’s Dillon Gabriel.

Compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, this year’s list was selected based on career player performance and expectations heading into the 2021 college football season.

All nominees are required to have previously started at least one game at an NCAA Division I institution.

Gabriel is one of 12 watch list members that were previously Davey O’Brien Award semifinalists.

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.

Appearing on the preseason watch list is not a requirement for a player to win the award.

For the second straight year, players honored as weekly Davey O’Brien Great 8 recipients, as well as any additional quarterbacks approved by the selection subcommittee, will be added to form the official Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2021, which will be announced on Monday, Oct. 25.

Sixteen semifinalists selected from the QB Class of 2021 list will be named on Monday, Nov. 8. The Foundation will announce the three finalists two weeks later (Monday, Nov. 22).

The 2021 Davey O’Brien Award winner will be unveiled live on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 9, during The Home Depot College Football Awards.

Fan voting on social media will again play a role in the semifinalist, finalist, and winner voting totals when combined with the national selection committee’s ballots. (UCF Knights image)

Fan voting on social media will again play a role in the semifinalist, finalist, and winner voting totals when combined with the national selection committee’s ballots.

The 45th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
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.

The Davey O’Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in both academics and athletics.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.

Knights on Preseason Watch Lists
■ July 19: Dillon Gabriel, Maxwell Award
■ July 20: Dillon Gabriel, Davey O’Brien Award

Gabriel and the Knights will open preseason camp in less than two weeks and will begin the 2021 season on Thursday, Sept. 2 against Boise State at the Bounce House.

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