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Jacob Eason named to 2017 Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

Jacob Eason
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UGA sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason has been named to the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has announced.

The Davey O’Brien Award is an annual award given to the nation’s top quarterback. Eason is one of 30 student-athletes named to this year’s watch list.

Semifinalists for the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 7, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 20. The winner of the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Fans will again be able to participate in the voting process for the Davey O’Brien Award at beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Results from the fan vote will be combined with ballots from the selection committee.

As a freshman, Jacob Eason completed 204 of 370 passes (55.1%) for 2,430 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The Georgia Bulldogs are slated to open the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 vs. Appalachian State at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game is set for 6:15pm ET on ESPN.

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