Trace McSorley Named to 2018 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List

By John Morgan on July 17, 2018 at 10:15 am
Dec 30, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) throws during the first half against the Washington Huskies during the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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For the second straight season, Trace McSorely was named to the Davey O’Brien watch list. The award is presented to the nation’s top quarterback by the Davey O’Brien Foundation. Kerry Collins won the award in 1994, and remains the only Penn State quarterback to win the award.

McSorley enters his senior season as a third-year starter having already rewritten the Penn State record books. He holds the program record for touchdown passes (59), total offense (8,268), total touchdowns (77), completion percentage (61.8) and passing efficiency (152.9) He also holds the single season record for passing touchdowns (29), passing yardage (3,614), total touchdowns (39) and total offense (4,061). McSorley is also second in each of those categories. The only major record he is yet to hold is career passing yards. With only 1,058 yards separating him from Christian Hackenberg, that mark figures to fall early in 2018.

McSorley was also appeared to the Maxwell Award watch list on Monday.