Texas Tech sophomore Davis Webb was named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, which is given annually to the nation's best quarterback, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.
Webb joins a large group of former Red Raider quarterbacks named to the watch list by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, including Seth Doege, Taylor Potts, Graham Harrell and his current head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2014 college football season.
Last year, Webb threw for 2,718 yards and 20 touchdown passes. . He broke seven Big 12 Conference freshman records, including 400-yard passing performances, passing yards in a single game and passing touchdowns in a season. Webb threw four touchdowns in Tech's Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State to win Offensive MVP honors.
This is the second preseason accolade already this summer for Webb, who was previously named to the Maxwell Award watch list.
Webb is one of seven sophomores and one of five quarterbacks from the Big 12 named to the watch list - Trevor Knight, So., Oklahoma; J.W. Walsh, Jr., Oklahoma State; Jake Waters, Sr., Kansas State; Bryce Petty, Sr., Baylor.
Last year's Davey O'Brien winner, Jameis Winston of Florida State, headlines the list.
The Davey O'Brien Foundation will announce 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 3. Three finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The 2014 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 11 on ESPN.
The 38th annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 16, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas.