Moore Named a Finalist for O?Brien and Maxwell Awards

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore received more national recognition for his record setting season, Monday (Nov. 22) afternoon, as the redshirt junior has been named a finalist for both the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award.

Moore, a Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS) native, has enjoyed another incredibly successful season as the Bronco signal caller. He currently leads the nation in passing efficiency (188.84) and ranks third overall in completion percentage (71.8). Moore has completed 201-of-280 passes for 2,921 yards and 28 touchdowns, with just five interceptions.

Playing in his third season as Boise State's starting quarterback; Moore has already etched his name at the top of several career school records. So far this season Moore has broke the school record for career passing yards (9,943), touchdowns (92), completions (759) and 200-yard passing games (31).

Moore is one of three finalists for the O'Brien Award, which annually honors the nation's top quarterback. Rounding out the trio of finalists are Stanford's Andrew Luck and Auburn's Cam Newton. The finalists were selected by The O'Brien National Selection Committee, with a fan vote also contributing for five percent of the total vote. Committee members were asked to consider quarterback skills, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship in their selection.

Fans may now vote for the O'Brien Award winner as often as once daily at Fan voting will conclude at noon (CST) on Dec. 5.

Moore, Luck and Newton are also the three finalists for the Maxwell Award, which recognizes the top overall player in college football each season. The Maxwell Award winner will be voted on by FBS head coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club and sportswriters and sportscasters from around the country.

The winner of both the O'Brien and Maxwell Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. (ET), Dec. 9 (Thursday), at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN. Moore is the first Boise State player invited to attend The Home Depot College Football Awards Show since 2004 when former Bronco place-kicker Tyler Jones was named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award.

Boise State travels to Reno, Nev. this Friday (Nov. 26) for a pivotal matchup with No. 19 Nevada, in a game that holds WAC Championship implications. The Broncos and Wolf Pack will kick-off at 8:21 p.m. (MT). The game is set to broadcast on ESPN.

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