FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 2, 2020) — Alabama junior Mac Jones has been named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week for week 13, becoming the first player to claim the honor twice this season. Jones previously received the accolade in week seven.
On Saturday, Jones led Alabama past No. 22 Auburn, 42-13, by throwing for 302 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. The five touchdown passes tied the Iron Bowl record. Overall, he was 18-for-26 passing and averaged 16.8 yards per completion, including four touchdown passes of more than 20 yards.
This week, the product of Jacksonville, Fla., also earned Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors and was one of 35 players named to the official Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2020. SEC quarterbacks have now been tabbed the National Quarterback of the Week six times this year.
The other quarterbacks on this week’s Great 8 list were Notre Dame’s Ian Book, Matt Corral of Ole Miss, UCF’s Dillon Gabriel, Frank Harris of UTSA, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Levi Lewis of Louisiana and Iowa State’s Brock Purdy.
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 $1.2 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.
2020 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week Honorees
Week 1: Brady White, Memphis
Week 2: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Week 3: Dillon Gabriel, UCF
Week 4: K.J. Costello, Mississippi State
Week 5: Shane Buechele, SMU
Week 6: Connor Bazelak, Missouri
Week 7: Mac Jones, Alabama
Week 8: Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
Week 9: Matt Corral, Ole Miss
Week 10: Kyle Trask, Florida
Week 11: Sam Howell, North Carolina
Week 12: Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
Week 13: Mac Jones, Alabama