QB of the Week: Jimmy Clausen

Written by Will Spencer on October 5, 2009

Jimmy Clausen

QB – Notre Dame


The Davey O’Brien award has named Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen as the Quarterback of the Week. Clausen led the Fighting Irish to a last second victory in overtime against Washington this week. Clausen finished the game 23 of 31 for 422 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. The Notre Dame/Washington matchup was a marquee QB matchup of the week, as Clausen took on Washington QB Jake Locker.

Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: Jacory Harris – Miami (SO), Case Keenum – Houston (RsJR), Josh Nesbitt – Georgia Tech (JR), Aaron Opelt – Toledo (SR), Tyrod Taylor – Virginia Tech (JR), and Tony Pike – Cincinnati (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.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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