Nov. 18, 2009
The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (The O'Brien) will make one of its final two stops of the On-the-Road Campaign visiting Texas on Saturday for semifinalist Colt McCoy.
This will conclude the 2009 On-the-Road Campaign in which The O'Brien will have visited each of the 15 semifinalists' campuses to promote each quarterback's campaign for the 2009 O'Brien Award.
Texas fans are encouraged to stop by The O'Brien display and vote for their favorite semifinalist. Fans who vote at The O'Brien display will automatically be entered into the "Defend Your Pride. Vote O'Brien Sweepstakes," for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2010 O'Brien Awards Dinner at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The O'Brien displays will be open pre-game through kickoff.
Fans not able to cast a vote in person can register and vote at www.VoteOBrien.org. Online fan voting will close at noon Central on Nov. 22 and finalists will be announced on Nov. 23.
Finalists will be selected by The O'Brien Selection Committee, comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners, with the Fan Vote accounting for five percent of the total vote.
About The O'Brien Fan Vote
Fans can now register and vote for any of the semifinalists online at www.VoteOBrien.org. The Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process and will be combined with the results from the Selection Committee, an elite group of journalists, commentators, broadcasters and former Winners. The 2009 O'Brien Winner will be announced live on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing Dec. 10 on ESPN and will be honored at the 33rd Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner held at The Fort Worth Club on Feb. 15, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.
About The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award
The O'Brien honors the nation's best college quarterback of the year and inspires student-athletes to triumph both on and off the field. By recognizing and honoring athletes who excel in both sports and academics while exhibiting strong character and leadership, The O'Brien aims to help instill a lifelong moral fiber in each candidate. The O'Brien is overseen by the Davey O'Brien Foundation, which was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The Foundation has given away more than $770,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.