Ducks QB Bo Nix Adds Davey O’Brien Award To Preseason Watch Lists

By 750 The Game Staff

Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix has been named to another preseason award watch list, this time the Davey O’Brien Award, presented to the country’s top QB each season. It is the oldest and most prestigious quarterback award in college football.

Nix ranked 12th in the country in total yards in 2022, his first season at Oregon, with 4,103 yards, averaging over 315 yards a game. He is one of 35 quarterbacks on the preseason watch list. The midseason watch list will be released Oct. 24th. Nix was one of the semifinalists for the award last year, fifteen of whom return this season.

Nix set a Ducks program record in completion percentage in 2022 at 71.9%, ranking second in the country. His 14 rushing scores led the country among quarterbacks and was the second-most QB rushing TDs in Ducks history.

Here is the updated list of Ducks players on preseason watch lists entering the season.

Ducks on 2023 Preseason Watch Lists
Maxwell Award – QB Bo Nix
Outland Trophy – OL Josh Conerly Jr.
Bronko Nagurski Trophy – DE Brandon Dorlus, DB Evan Williams

Wuerffel Trophy – DB Trikweze Bridges

Paul Hornung Award – WR Kris Hutson

Paul Mackey Award – TE Terrance Ferguson

Rimington Trophy – OL Jackson Powers-Johnson

Biletnikoff Award – WR Troy Franklin, WR Tez Johnson

Davey O’Brien Award – QB Bo Nix