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Jake Fromm named to 2018 Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

Jake Fromm
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UGA sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm has been named to the 2018 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. Fromm is one of 26 student-athletes named to this year’s watch list.

Semifinalists for the 2018 Davey O’Brien Award will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 6, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 19. The winner of the 2018 Davey O’Brien Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

For the 12th season, fans will be able to participate in the voting process for the Davey O’Brien Award at VoteObrien.org beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Results from the fan vote will be combined with ballots from the selection committee.

As a freshman, Jake Fromm completed 181 of 291 passes for 2,615 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed 55 times for 79 yards and three touchdowns.

Other SEC quarterbacks named to the watch list include Jake Bentley (South Carolina), Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State), Jalen Hurts (Alabama), Drew Lock (Missouri), and Jarrett Stidham (Auburn).

The Georgia Bulldogs open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game is set for 3:30pm ET on ESPN.

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