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Davey O'Brien Trophy on Display this Weekend



Nov. 11, 2008

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) will be on display this weekend prior to the  Alabama-Mississippi State game in Tuscaloosa.

As part of a year-long tour, the O’Brien Trophy will make a stop this weekend in Tuscaloosa, as semifinalist John Parker Wilson leads the top-ranked Crimson Tide against Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The trophy will be on display at the UA Quad on Saturday and fans are encouraged to drop by the exhibit to see the trophy and cast their vote for Wilson.

Fans who vote will also have the opportunity to be entered into the “Defend Your Pride. Vote The O’Brien Sweepstakes,” for a chance to win a trip to the 2009 O’Brien Awards Dinner.

Fans can now register and vote for The O’Brien Fan Vote online at to show their support for their favorite Semifinalist. The Fan Vote will count as 5% in determining the Finalists and Winner. The 2008 Winner will be announced during The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing December 11 on ESPN. The recipient will be honored February 16, 2009, at the 32nd Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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 $750,000 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