Davey, a senior from Miami, Fla., is joined on the list by three other Southeastern Conference quarterbacks – Casey Clausen (Tennessee), Rex Grossman (Florida) and Jared Lorenzen (Kentucky).
Tulane's Patrick Ramsey is also on the list.
Last season, Davey was named national player of the week by several news organizations after leading the Tigers to a 38-31 overtime win over Tennessee in Tiger Stadium. Davey was also named the Peach Bowl's Most Outstanding Offensive Player after guiding the Tigers to a 28-14 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech.
For his career, Davey has completed 69 of 111 passes for 1,068 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The list of 30 will be cut to eight semifinalists the first week of November with the winner being announced on Dec. 6, 2001 in Orlando, Fla. The award is named in honor of the late Davey O'Brien, the All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for TCU who led the Horned Frogs to the 1938 national title.
2001 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award "Watch List"
Kyle Boller, California, Jr.; Eric Crouch, Nebraska, Sr.; Woodrow Dantzler, Clemson, Sr.; Rohan Davey, LSU, Sr.; Ken Dorsey, Miami (Fla.), Jr.; David Carr, Fresno State, Sr.; Casey Clausen, Tennessee, So.; Ronald Curry, North Carolina, Sr.; K.C. Enzminger, New Mexico, Sr.; Mark Farris, Texas A&M, Jr.; David Garrard, East Carolina, Sr.; George Godsey, Georgia Tech, Sr.; Rex Grossman, Florida, So.; Joey Harrington, Oregon, Sr.; Jeff Kelly, Southern Mississippi, Sr.; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech, Jr.; Kurt Kittner, Illinois, Sr.; Zak Kustok, Northwestern, Sr.; Byron Leftwich, Marshall, Jr.; Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky, So.; David Neill, Nevada, Sr.; Carson Palmer, Southern California, Jr.; David Priestley, Pittsburgh, Sr.; Casey Printers, TCU, Jr.; Davie Ragone, Louisville, Jr.; Patrick Ramsey, Tulane, Sr.; Philip Rivers, North Carolina State, So.; Chris Simms, Texas, Jr.; Jonathan Smith, Oregon State, Sr.; and Jason Thomas, UNLV, Jr.