Bentley Up For Davey O'Brien Award

USC sophomore sophomore Jake Bentley is one of 30 players on the Davey O’Brien Watch List, which is given to the nation’s top collegiate quarterback.

Bentley is the incumbent at quarterback after starting tje last seven games of the 2016 campaign. After one season, he sits atop the Carolina list for career completion percentage at 65.8 (125-for-190).

In his seven games, he threw for 1,420 yards and nine touchdowns in his freshman campaign. He burst onto the scene after last year's open date and to make his performance even more remarkable, he did so after graduating high school early so he could enroll at USC in the summer of 2016. So instead of competing in his senior season in high school, he was on the field for his first year of college football.

Bentley was recently named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, which goes to the nation’s outstanding player. 

Last year's winner of the Davey O'Brien Award was Deshaun Watson from Clemson. He took home the last two O'Brien awards. No Clemson quarterback was on the list.

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