Greene named to O'Brien List

Georgia QB David Greene Named To Davey O'Brien National QB Award Watch List

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior David Greene has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2003 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given annually to the nation's top college quarterback.

Greene, a 6-foot-3, 230-pounder from Snellville, Ga., was chosen as the 2002 SEC Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal and as the SEC Offensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News. He was named First-Team All-SEC by the league's coaches, The Associated Press, the Atlanta Journal and The Sporting News.

Last season, Greene completed 218-of-379 passes for 2,924 yards and 22 touchdowns, helping the Bulldogs win the SEC title and lead the league in scoring offense and passing efficiency. He was named the MVP of the SEC Championship Game after passing for 237 yards and a touchdown in the win over Arkansas.

For his career, Greene has passed for 5,713 yards and 39 touchdowns. The Bulldogs are 21-5 with him as the starter, including an 8-0 record on the opponent's home field.

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 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.

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