We're approaching the end of the regular season in college football, which means a couple of things. One is that we can all start wringing our hands over which teams deserve to play for a national title, and another is that award season is drawing near, and finalists are being announced. Like the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, which announced its three finalists on Monday.
Who are those finalists? Drumroll, please!
- Cam Newton, Auburn
- Andrew Luck, Stanford
- Kellen Moore, Boise State
The finalists are chosen were selected by the award's National Selection Committee, along with a fan vote that made up 5% of the total. The criteria for choosing the three finalists were their quarterback skills, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship. Now, obviously, depending on what we learn about Cam Newton and the current NCAA investigation surrounding him at the moment, his character could definitely have a large impact on whether or not he wins the award when the winner is announced on February 21.