(KMOV) – A junior Mizzou starter quarterback has made the 2010 O’Brien Watch List, the list of possible winners of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious quarterback award, The O’Brien.
Blaine Gabbert of Ballwin, Mo., has been on the Mizzou football team since the 2008 season and has been the starting quarterback since the 2009 season. He ranked second in the Big 12 for passing efficiency while ranking fourth in total offense. He ended the 2009 season by completing 262 of 445 passes for 3593 yards, the third highest single season passing total in Mizzou history. He had 24 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.
Gabbert is scheduled to once again be the starting quarterback for the 2010 season.
The winner of the 2010 O’Brien award will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 9. The O'Brien is overseen by the Davey O'Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away more than $800,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.