Jameel Sewell Named to Davey O'Brien Watch List

Prestigious award presented to nation's best quarterback

Aug. 22, 2007

Charlottesville, Va. - Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell is one of 35 quarterbacks featured on the 2007 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List announced by the Davey O'Brien Foundation.

The O'Brien Award is presented annually to the nation's best quarterback and honors the legacy of Davey O'Brien, the first player ever to win the Heisman, Maxwell and Walter Camp trophies in the same year, while leading TCU to one of its two national championships.

Sewell earned honorable mention Freshman All-American honors by The Sporting News last season. He started the final nine games of the year and set virtually every passing record for a freshman in Virginia history. He finished 11th in the ACC in passing efficiency and completed 143 of 247 attempts for 1342 yards and five touchdowns. He was also the team's second-leading rusher with 200 yards.

Several other Cavaliers have also been named to preseason award watch lists.

Preseason All-American defensive end Chris Long has been listed on watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's best defensive player), the Bronko Nagurski Award (outstanding defensive player) and the Ted Hendricks Award (defensive end of the year).

Senior Tom Santi has been named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award as the best tight end in the country.

The Cavaliers open the season at Wyoming on Sept. 1. The game is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. (EDT) and will be televised nationally by the Versus network.


Jameel Sewell is one of 35 quarterbacks on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award.