QB of the Week: Thaddeus Lewis

Written by Will Spencer on October 14, 2009

Thaddeus Lewis

QB – Duke


The Davey O’Brien award has named Duke QB Thaddeus Lewis this week’s quarterback of the week. Lewis led the Blue devils to a first win over North Carolina State in 12 games. The senior QB finished the game with huge numbers, going 40 of 50 passes for 459 yards and 5 touchdowns. Lewis was also key in converting 13 of 18 third downs in the victory.

Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: Sam Bradford – Oklahoma (JR), Case Keenum – Houston (RS-JR), Dan LeFevour – Central Michigan (SR), Colt McCoy – Texas (SR), Christian Ponder – Florida State (RS-JR), Todd Reesing – Kansas (SR), Steven Sheffield – Texas Tech (JR), Riley Skinner – Wake Forest (RS-SR) and 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.

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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