Randall Named to O'Brien Watch List
Award honors nation's top collegiate QB
July 24, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced Tuesday the preseason watch list for the 2003 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given annually to the nation's top college quarterback. Virginia Tech junior quarterback Bryan Randall was one of 42 on the list.

The O'Brien Award is the oldest and most prestigious award in the country for college quarterbacks and is named in honor of the late Davey O'Brien, the All-America and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for Texas Christian University who led the Horned Frogs to the 1938 national championship.

Semifinalists will be announced in early November and narrowed to three finalists later in that month by the O'Brien National Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of nationally known sportswriters, commentators and other members of the media.

The winner of the 2003 O'Brien Award will be announced Dec. 11 on the ESPN College Football Awards Show from Orlando, Fla. The winner will be honored at the 27th annual O'Brien Awards Dinner in February 2004, at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 42 candidates on the watch list are:

Asad Abdul-Khaliq    Sr.    Minnesota
Brock Berlin         Jr.    Miami
Jon Beutjer          Sr.    Illinois
Casey Bramlet        Sr.    Wyoming
Timmy Chang          Jr.    Hawaii
Casey Clausen        Sr.    Tennessee
Ryan Dinwiddie       Sr.    Boise State
Darian Durant        Jr.    North Carolina
Josh Fields          Jr.    Oklahoma State
David Greene         Jr.    Georgia
Gino Guidugli        Jr.    Cincinnati
Darrell Hackney      So.    UAB
Adam Hall            Sr.    San Diego State
Chance Harridge      Sr.    Air Force
Josh Harris          Sr.    Bowling Green
Carlyle Holiday      Sr.    Notre Dame
Craig Krenzel        Sr.    Ohio State
Jammal Lord          Sr.    Nebraska
Jared Lorenzen       Sr.    Kentucky
J.P. Losman          Sr.    Tulane
Matt LoVecchio       Jr.    Indiana
Scott McBrien        Sr.    Maryland
Luke McCown          Sr.    Louisiana Tech
Rasheed Marshall     Jr.    West Virginia
Eli Manning          Sr.    Ole Miss
Zack Mills           Jr.    Penn State
John Navarre         Sr.    Michigan
Kyle Orton           Jr.    Purdue
Cody Pickett         Sr.    Washington
Bryan Randall        Jr.    Virginia Tech
Philip Rivers        Sr.    North Carolina State
Chris Rix            Jr.    Florida State
Ell Roberson         Sr.    Kansas State
Ben Roethlisberger   Jr.    Miami (Ohio)
Rod Rutherford       Sr.    Pittsburgh
Matt Schaub          Sr.    Virginia
Ryan Schneider       Sr.    Central Florida
Brad Smith           So.    Missouri
Bradlee Van Pelt     Sr.    Colorado State
Andrew Walter        Jr.    Arizona State
Bill Whittemore      Sr.    Kansas
Danny Wimprine       Jr.    Memphis