FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 15, 2021) — Senior Anthony Brown of Oregon has been named the Davey O’Brien Award National Quarterback of the Week for week two of the college football season.
Brown led the Ducks to a 35-28 victory at No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday by accounting for more than 300 yards of offense and two touchdowns. Through the air, Brown was 17 of 35 passing for 236 yards and two scores with no interceptions. On the ground, he rushed 10 times for 65 yards.
The Ducks’ victory snapped the Buckeyes’ 24-game home winning streak. It also vaulted Oregon into the nation’s top five in both the Associated Press and USA Today AFCA Coaches polls.
The other quarterbacks on the week two Great 8 list were: Virginia’s Brennan Armstrong, Stetson Bennett of Georgia, BYU’s Jaren Hall, Seth Henigan of Memphis, North Carolina’s Sam Howell, Tanner McKee of Stanford and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett.
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 wore No. 8 as 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.
2021 National Quarterback of the Week Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 8) – Bryce Young, Alabama
Week 2 (Sept. 15) – Anthony Brown, Oregon