FORT WORTH, Texas - Boise State redshirt junior quarterback Kellen Moore was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Monday, presented annually to the nation's best quarterback.
Semifinalists were selected by the O'Brien National Selection Committee, with the Fan Vote accounting for five percent of the total vote. The committee was asked to consider the following criteria: quarterback skills, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
Moore, one of just three returning semifinalists, has completed 105-of-151 passes for 1,567 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010. He leads the country in passing efficiency with a mark of 190.35, and is also the nation's active career leader in the statistical category (164.18). With just one interception in his 151 attempts, Moore leads the nation in interception ratio (.00662). The mark is currently better than last season's ratio, which set the NCAA single-season record (.00696).
Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting will close at 11 a.m. (MT), Nov. 21.
The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists Monday, Nov. 22, and the winner will be announced on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show Thursday, Dec. 9. The winner will also be honored at the 34th Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner Feb. 21, at the Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.