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TCU’s Hill named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week

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Senior led Horned Frogs to win over No. 6 Oklahoma State

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 26, 2017) – A subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee has voted TCU’s Kenny Hill as the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week for his week four performance Saturday against No. 6 Oklahoma State.

Hill steered the Horned Frogs to a 44-31 victory over the Cowboys, the team’s first triumph in Stillwater, Okla., since 1991. The senior finished the afternoon 22-of-33 passing for 228 yards and a score.

The Horned Frogs led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter and controlled the ball for more than 39 minutes in the contest.

In four games this season, the senior from Southlake, Texas, has thrown nine touchdown passes against three interceptions, while completing 72.6 percent of his passes (85-of-117). Hill joins three-time honoree Trevone Boykin (Oct. 28, 2014; Sept. 29, 2015; Nov. 4, 2015) as recent Quarterback of the Week winners from TCU.

The other “Great 8” quarterbacks in week four were: J.T. Barrett of Ohio State, ULM’s Caleb Evans, Ryan Finley of NC State, West Virginia’s Will Grier, Kellen Mond of Texas A&M, Baylor’s Zach Smith and Manny Wilkins of Arizona State.

Since its founding in 1977, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award winner will be announced on Dec. 7 during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards. The winner is not required to have won a weekly award during the season. A list of 16 semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 7, while the three finalists will be named on Nov. 21.

The Davey O’Brien Fan Vote, now in its 11th year, gives fans a chance to play a role in determining the award winner. Visit VoteOBrien.org daily to vote.

 

2017 Week-by-Week Winners:

Sept. 7 – Josh Rosen (UCLA)

Sept. 12 – Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)

Sept. 19 – Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State)

Sept. 26 – Kenny Hill (TCU)

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