The O'Brien committee was asked to consider quarterback skills, academics, character, leadership, and sportsmanship in making their decision on the country's top signal callers.
Cousins joins three other Big Ten quarterbacks, Ricky Stanzi (Iowa), Denard Robinson (Michigan), and Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State) on the list headlined by Kellen Moore (Boise State) and Andrew Luck to name a few.
Spartan fans can now help Kirk by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org to make him one of three quarterbacks that will advance as finalist. Fan voting will close at noon (CT) on November 21.
The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is present annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award.