Casey Bramlet Named to the Davey O'Brien Award Preseason Watch List

July 24, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas -

The Davey O'Brien Foundation today announced the preseason watch list for the 2003 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given annually to the nation's top college quarterback. Wyoming's Casey Bramlet was named to the group as expected.

Casey Bramlet established himself as one of the leading quarterbacks in the nation a year ago. He ranked No. 12 in the NCAA in total offense (277.08 yards per game), No. 8 in pass completions (23.08 completions per game) and No. 8 in points responsible for (15.67 points per game). He enters his senior season poised to break Wyoming school records for career passing yards and career total offense. The senior from Wheatland, Wyo., needs 1,003 yards of total offense to become the school recordholder, and is 1,298 yards away from the school passing record. He trails only Tom Corontzos and Jay Stoner in passing yardage, and trails Corontzos, Stoner and Josh Wallwork in total offense.

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, the All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for Texas Christian University who led the Horned Frogs to the 1938 national championship.

Semifinalists will be announced in early November and narrowed to three finalists later in that month by the O'Brien National Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of nationally known sportswriters, commentators and other members of the media. The winner of the 2003 O'Brien Award will be announced Dec. 11 on the ESPN College Football Awards Show from Orlando, Fla. The winner will be honored at the 27th annual O'Brien Awards Dinner in February 2004, at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 42 candidates on the watch list are:

Asad Abdul-Khaliq
Brock Berlin
Jon Beutjer
Casey Bramlet
Timmy Chang
Casey Clausen
Ryan Dinwiddie
Darian Durant
Josh Fields
David Greene
Gino Guidugli
Darrell Hackney
Adam Hall
Chance Harridge
Josh Harris
Carlyle Holiday
Craig Krenzel
Jammal Lord
Jared Lorenzen
J.P. Losman
Matt LoVecchio
Scott McBrien
Luke McCown
Rasheed Marshall
Eli Manning
Zack Mills
John Navarre
Kyle Orton
Cody Pickett
Bryan Randall
Philip Rivers
Chris Rix
Ell Roberson
Ben Roethlisberger
Rod Rutherford
Matt Schaub
Ryan Schneider
Brad Smith
Bradlee Van Pelt
Andrew Walter
Bill Whittemore
Danny Wimprine

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