2013 Davey O’Brien quarterback watch list

The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced the 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List today.

This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, features 34 of the nation’s best college quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.

The 2012 Davey O’Brien Winner, Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and 2012 finalist Braxton Miller (Ohio State) join five 2012 semifinalists on the Watch List: Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Aaron Murray (Georgia).
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Valero Bowl - Texas v Oregon State

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 29: David Ash #14 of the University of Texas Longhorns drops back to pass against the Oregon State Beavers during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Texas won the game 31-27. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Chick-fil-A Bowl - LSU v Clemson

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Tajh Boyd #10 of the Clemson Tigers points to the LSU Tigers defense during the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Teddy Bridgewater

A look at the wrist splint Bridgewater wore against Rutgers last November. (Getty Images)

La.-Lafayette tops ECU in New Orleans Bowl, 43-34

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) scores a touchdown as East Carolina defensive back Chip Thompson (1) defends in the first half of the New Orleans Bowl, an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Fresno State v Boise State

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 13: Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs looks for a receiver against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Nevada v California

BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Cody Fajardo #17 of the University of Nevada runs with the ball against the University of California in the fourth quarter of an NCAA footbball game between the Nevada Wolf Pack and California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Berkeley, California. Fajardo rushed for 112 yard and one touchdown. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman Bowl - San Jose State v Bowling Green

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 27: Quarterback David Fales #10 of the San Jose State Spartans throws a pass against the Bowling Green Falcons during the first half of the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on December 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Championship - UCLA v Stanford

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins drops back to pass against the Stanford Cardinals in the fourth quarter during the Pac-12 Championship Game at Stanford Stadium on November 30, 2012 in Stanford, California. Stanford won the game 27-24. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Discover Orange Bowl - Northern Illinois v Florida State

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: Jordan Lynch #6 of the Northern Illinois Huskies throws a pass in the first half against the Florida State Seminoles during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Capital One Bowl - Nebraska v Georgia

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers passes against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hyde scores 3 TDs as Buckeyes crush Illini 52-22

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, left, runs past Illinois defender Justin Staples to score a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-22. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

TCU v Boise State

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 12: Casey Pachall #4 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for a receiver against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

North Carolina v Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 15: Bryn Renner #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws a pass during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Army v Navy

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 8: Keenan Reynolds #19 of the Navy Midshipmen throws a pass during a game against the Army Black Knights on December 8, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Navy won 17-13. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Mississippi beats No. 25 Mississippi State 41-24

Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) throws against Mississippi during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Russell Athletic Bowl - Rutgers v Virginia Tech

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks for an open receiver against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the Russell Athletic Bowl Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl on December 28, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)