Jul 17, 2013 2:06 PM by UL Sports Information
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Louisiana junior quarterback Terrance Broadway was one of the 34 quarterbacks named to the watch list for the 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, which was released on Wednesday by the Davey O'Brien foundation.
The 34 quarterbacks were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.
"I consider it an honor that the Davey O'Brien Foundation has named me to the Davey O'Brien Watch List," Broadway said. "Although preseason recognition is nice, it has no affect on the season. It doesn't matter where you start, it is where you finish."
Broadway is coming off a sophomore season that saw him earn honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors after setting school records for total offense (3,611) and completion percentage (.654). He completed 206-of-305 passes to rank third in the Sun Belt in passing efficiency (153.3), fourth in total offense (277.8), seventh in passing average (218.6) and eighth in rushing (59.2).
Broadway's 769 yards rushing in 2012, which included three 100-yard rushing games, ranks him sixth among returning quarterbacks in the FBS ranks.
Named the Newcomer of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, Broadway led the Sun Belt in league games only in total offense (337.9) and passing efficiency (164.6) and was fourth in both passing average (264.2) and rushing (73.6)
Broadway started the 2012 season as the backup to Blaine Gautier, but a pair of injuries sidelined Gautier for most of the year allowing Broadway to take over.
A starter in nine of the 13 games last season, Broadway capped off his first year at Louisiana by rushing for 108 yards and passing for 316 yards to earn MVP honors in the Ragin' Cajuns 43-34 win over East Carolina in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Davey O'Brien Award. Quarterbacks from all 125 FBS schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 4. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 25 with the winner being announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel won the O'Brien Award in 2012. Manziel, along with 2012 finalist Braxton Miller (Ohio State) and semifinalists Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Aaron Murray (Georgia) each return this fall and are included on the watch list.
Broadway and the Ragin' Cajuns report for preseason practice on Monday, Aug. 5 with the 2013 season opener scheduled for Aug. 31 at Arkansas.
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