COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins is one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, as announced today by The Davey O’Brien Foundation.
The organization and its selection committee will release the names of the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 19. The 2018 Davey O’Brien Award winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday, Dec. 6, on ESPN.
In his first season as the Buckeyes’ signal caller, Haskins is putting together one of the best seasons in Ohio State history. He’s currently tied for the national lead with 32 touchdown passes and his 3,053 yards is third-best nationally. Haskins is the only quarterback in school history to throw for 400 or more yards in three straight games and is currently on pace to set single-season school records in TD passes, passing yards, 300-yard passing games and completion percentage. He already owns the season record for pass completions (242), which he set last week vs. Nebraska.
A native of Potomac, Md., Haskins is a four-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the nation’s best all-around player. Earlier this season, he set a Big Ten record by having three games with five or more touchdown passes. His six-TD performance in a 49-26 win against Indiana tied a school record.
The Fan Vote at VoteOBrien.org will open today (Nov. 7) and remain open until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, for the second round of balloting. Fans are invited to cast their vote once daily per email address. The Davey O’Brien Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process.
Haskins and the 10th-ranked Buckeyes have a key Big Ten East Division contest at noon on Sunday against No. 18 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. Kick-off is slated for noon with FOX televising.