(Courtesy K-State Sports Information)
K-State quarterback Collin Klein was named to the initial watch list for the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Klein is the fourth quarterback in school history to be recognized as a candidate for the award and the first since 1998. Chad May and Matt Miller were finalists in 1994 and 1995, respectively, while Michael Bishop was the 1998 winner.
Klein is one of 34 quarterbacks nationally and five from the Big 12 on the watch list. The others are Geno Smith of West Virginia, Landry Jones of Oklahoma, Casey Pachall of TCU, and Seth Doege of Texas Tech. The field for the 2012 Davey O’Brien Award will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists on October 22nd, while three finalists will be announced November 19th. The winner will be announced on December 6th on ESPN.