Croyle Named to Davey O'Brien Watchlist

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ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Friday, August 19, 2005

The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced that Alabama senior quarterback Brodie Croyle has been named to the pre-season watch list for the 2005 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback.
 
During his three-year career, Croyle has played in 26 games for the Crimson Tide.  He has completed 286 of 530 passes for 3,883 yards and 27 TDs.  He currently ranks seventh on the UA career pass attempt (530) list; ninth on the career completions (286) list; seventh on the career passing yards (3,883) list; and seventh on career touchdown pass (27) list.
 
Off to a promising start as a junior, Croyle suffered a season-ending knee injury (ACL) in his right knee in the early stages of the third quarter against Western Carolina on Sept. 18, 2004.  In three games last season, he completed 44 of 66 passes for 534 yards and six touchdowns.  He had not suffered an interception in 66 pass attempts. At the time of his injury, Croyle was the second-leading passer in the nation with 178 yards per game.
 
The O'Brien Award is the oldest and most prestigious award in the country for college quarterbacks and is named in honor of the late Davey O'Brien. O'Brien led the TCU Horned Frogs to the 1938 national championship and was the first player to win the Heisman, Walter Camp and Maxwell Awards in one season.