FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 9, 2020) — Memphis senior Brady White has been selected as the season’s first Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week following his efforts in the team’s season opener on Saturday.
White completed 26 of 36 passes (72.2 percent) for 275 passing yards and four touchdowns in a 37-24 victory over Arkansas State. He also rushed for a career-high 39 yards on six carries. It was the fifth time in his career he threw for at least four touchdowns.
The native of Santa Clarita, Calif., is a member of the 2020 Davey O’Brien Award Watch List and was a semifinalist for the award a year ago. This is his first career weekly award.
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, was first issued in 1981. Over its time, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has given away 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.
In 1938, O’Brien, who was a star quarterback for TCU, became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.