This week it was announced that Washington QB Keith Price and Washington State QB Jeff Tuel have both been placed on the Davey O’Brien Trophy “Watch List.” The Davey O’Brien Foundation annually selects the nation’s top QB’s to a preliminary watch list, and will cut that list down to 16 finalists this October. The trophy, honors the nation’s top QB, who embodies O’Briens character, sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership both in the classroom and on the field. Tule and Price join 32 other Quarterbacks on this years preliminary watch list. The Davey O’Brien trophy, since its inception in 1981, has never been awarded to a QB from a Washington school. Past winners make up an elite crowd including; Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Cam Newton, and last years recipient, RG3.
Price showed the nation last year that he was ‘Legit,’ out playing Heisman winner RG3 in a loss to Baylor during last years Alamo Bowl. Tuel has had injury problems, but when healthy shown flashes of brilliance. With the wide open shoot out style offense that Mike Leach will bring to WSU, Tule will certainly be in for an impressive year of statistics. Its fun to show your pride for the Huskies or Cougars and bash each other around Apple Cup time, but really all nwsportsjunkies should enjoy watching both of these guys compete this season.