LeFors Named To O'Brien Watch List

U of L senior quarterback Stefan LeFors was named among the 42 candidates for the annual Davey O'Brien watch list.

FORT WORTH, Texas, * Senior quaterback Stefan LeFors of the University of Louisville was named to the preseason watch list for the 2004 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given annually to the nation's top college quarterback.

LeFors, a first team All-Conference selection last season, threw for 3,145 yards and 17 touchdowns in 13 games as a starter. The left-hander from Baton Rouge, La., completed 61.3 percent of his passes and accounted for 3,550 yards of total offense, which was the second most in school history.

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 2004 O'Brien Award will be announced Dec. 9 on the ESPN College Football Awards Show from Orlando, Fla. The winner will be honored at the 28th Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner in February 2005, at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 42 candidates on the watch list are:


PLAYER            Year   School
Derek Anderson	Sr	Oregon State
Reggie Ball	So	Georgia Tech
Brock Berlin	Sr	Miami (Fla)
Jon Beutjer	Sr	Illinois
Timmy Chang	Sr.	Hawaii
Kellen Clemens	Jr	Oregon
Brodie Croyle	Jr	Alabama
Jay Cutler	Jr	Vanderbilt
Darian Durant	Sr.	North Carolina
Charlie Frye	Sr	Akron
Bruce Gradkowski	Jr	Toledo
David Greene	Sr.	Georgia
Gino Guidugli	Sr	Cincinnatti
Darrell Hackney	Jr	UAB
Josh Haldi	Sr	Northern Illinois
Scott Hall	Jr	North Texas
Stan Hill	Sr	Marshall
Matt Jones	Sr	Arkansas
Stefan LeFors	Sr	Louisville
Chris Leak	So	Florida
Matt Leinart	Jr.	USC
Matt LoVecchio	Sr	Indiana
James Kilian	Sr	Tulsa
Joel Klatt	Jr	Colorado
Kevin Kolb	So	Houston
Reggie McNeal	Jr	Texas A&M
Rasheed Marshall	Sr	West Virginia
Zack Mills	Sr.	Penn State
Kyle Orton	Sr.	Purdue
Dan Orlovsky	Sr	Connecticut
Brady Quinn	So	Notre Dame
Paul Pinegar	Jr	Fresno State
Bryan Randall	Sr.	Virginia Tech
Chris Rix	Sr.	Florida State
Aaron Rodgers	Jr	California
Alex Smith	Jr	Utah
Brad Smith	Jr	Missouri
Andrew Walter	Sr.	Arizona State
Jason White	Sr	Oklahoma
Charlie Whitehurst	Jr.	Clemson	
Danny Wimprine	Sr	Memphis
Vince Young	So	Texas

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