James Franklin named to watch list for major college football award
By L.G. Patterson
Missouri quarterback James Franklin talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football media days in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) By Dave Martin
(Missouri Football App) – Missouri quarterback James Franklin has been named to the 2013 Davey O’Brien Watch List Wednesday.
The award is given to college football’s best quarterback. Franklin was one of the 34 players selected for the list by the foundation that gives out the award. Quarterbacks are chosen for the watch list based on their performance from the previous season and expectations for the upcoming campaign.
Franklin is coming off a disappointing junior year after breaking out in his sophomore season. The Corinth, Texas has recorded 4,533 passing yards, thrown for 32 touchdowns, and has ran into the end zone 17 times during his college career.
The winner of the Dave O’Brien Award will be announced Dec. 17.