Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and USC signal caller Connor Shaw are both on the watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award. For those of you scoring at home that honor goes to the top quarterback in college football.
Here’s USC breakdown of Shaw’s credentials:
Shaw comes into 2013 with a 17-3 record all-time as a starting quarterback, ranking as one of two Gamecocks in history with 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing in a career, joining Jeff Grantz. Twice a 2013 SEC Offensive Player of the Week, Shaw and the Gamecocks posted an 11-2 record last season, with Shaw setting a school record with a 67.5 percent completion rate. The current South Carolina leader in career pass-completion percentage, the Flowery Branch, Ga., product also stands ninth in career pass completions (300) and seventh in career passing touchdowns (32).
And here’s Clemson’s bio of Boyd:
Boyd was the ACC Player of the Year in 2012 when he led Clemson to an 11-2 record and number-nine final ranking in USA Today. He was named a first-team All-American quarterback according to the Football Coaches Association ahead of Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
Boyd holds 51 Clemson records entering this season. He set the ACC record for touchdown responsibility in a season last year with 46 touchdowns, one less than Manziel and second in the nation. Additionally, he was fifth in the nation in passing efficiency at 165.6, all-time Clemson record and threw for a Clemson record 3896 yards.
The will hand out the O’Brien Award December 12th in Orlando.