The sophomore is one of 20 candidates up for the nation’s top quarterback honor


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has been named a 2021 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalist, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced on Tuesday.


Young is one of 20 players from around the country named to this year’s semifinalist list. Mac Jones is the Crimson Tide’s lone recipient of the O’Brien, taking home the hardware in 2020 as part of his record-setting final season.



Quarterback, Sophomore

  • Completing 69.4 percent of his passes (211-304) for 2,755 yards with 28 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions
  • Currently ranks fourth nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference in passing touchdowns
  • Sixth nationally in passing efficiency (174.0) while ranking seventh in the country in points responsible for (182)
  • Guided the Alabama offense to the No. 2 third-down conversion percentage in the nation (55.6 percent), completing 75.2 percent of his third-down pass attempts (58-77) for 903 yards and nine touchdowns

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest national quarterback award. The Davey O’Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The 2021 winner will be announced live in Atlanta, Ga., at ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show in early December.