The Davey O’Brien award has named Washington QB Jake Locker as the Quarterback of the Week. Locker led the Huskies to a 16-13 victory over #3 USC. Locker finished the game 21 of 35 for 237 yards and scored on a 4 yard touchdown run. Washington had previously lost seven straight games to USC and the win helped the Huskies climb to a #24 ranking in the AP Poll.
Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame (JR), Joe Cox – Georgia (SR), Jacory Harris – Miami (SO), Landry Jones – Oklahoma (RS-FR), Ryan Mallett – Arkansas (RS-SO), Todd Reesing – Kansas (SR), Tyrod Taylor – Virginia Tech (JR), Tim Tebow – Florida (SR).
The O’Brien honors the nation’s best college quarterback of the year. Each week a subset of The O’Brien Selection Committee will name the quarterback of the week who exemplifies the award’s standards. Currently all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 26. Finalists will be announced Nov. 23 and the 2009 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 10.
For more information, visit the Davey O’Brien Award website.