Evans named semifinalist for 2016 Davey O'Brien Award

FORT WORTH, Texas – After tabulating the results of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee’s ballots as well as the votes cast courtesy of the award’s fan vote, the 2016 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award have been determined.

There were 18 semifinalists named, which includes Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans, however, only 16 will be eligible to win the Davey O’Brien Award due to two quarterbacks who will miss the remainder of the season because of injury. Foundation guidelines allow for an injured player to be honored as a semifinalist and the quarterback with the next highest vote total also included. CLICK HERE to see the full list of nominees.

Evans' numbers this season are on pace for one of the most productive seasons in program history as he is on pace to finish with the most passing touchdowns, most total touchdowns, most passing yards, most total yards of offense and most rushing attempts and yards by a quarterback.

His current numbers includes 21 touchdown passes opposed to just two interceptions, 2,203 passing yards on 61.7 percent passing, and he also leads the team with 114 rushing attempts for 533 rushing yards and is tied for the team lead with four rushing touchdowns.

The Davey O’Brien Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the foundation’s national selection committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners.

After clearing the first round totals, the fan vote at VoteOBrien.org will reopen today (Nov. 10) and remain open until noon (CT) on Sunday, Nov. 22, for the second round of balloting. Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation’s best college quarterback as often as once daily per email address.

In conjunction with ESPN, the Davey O’Brien Foundation and the Selection Committee will release the names of the three finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The 2016 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards Thursday, Dec. 8.

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