Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel named to Davey O’Brien, Maxwell Award watch lists

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Oklahoma is looking to get back on top of the Big 12 and back to the College Football Playoff and the man charged with leading the offense is Dillon Gabriel.

Gabriel, who transferred to OU after a productive career at UCF has been named to a couple of preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards.

Originally given to the best player in the southwest, in 1981, the award began to focus on the quarterback position. No school has won the award more than the Oklahoma Sooners, and Jason White is one of four players to win the award multiple times. Other winners of the award include Billy Sims (Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy), Sam Bradford, Baker Mayfield, and Kyler Murray.

The last two awards went to the SEC with Alabama quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bryce Young taking home the award for the nation’s best quarterback.

The Maxwell Award, given to the best all-around player in college football, has been around since 1937, and three Oklahoma Sooners have won the award; Tommy McDonald, Jason White, and Baker Mayfield.

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