FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 2, 2021) — Oklahoma’s Caleb Williams is the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week after helping the Sooners improve to 9-0 with a 52-21 victory over Texas Tech.
On Saturday, Williams threw six touchdown passes, the most by an Oklahoma true freshman ever, and had the nation’s best passing efficiency rating (255.2). Overall, he was 23 of 30 (.767) through the air for 402 yards.
He is the third Oklahoma quarterback ever to record six passing touchdowns and no interceptions in a game, joining Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award winners Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019). For his efforts, Williams also earned Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
The other quarterbacks on the Great 8 list in week nine were: Oregon’s Anthony Brown, Sam Hartman of Wake Forest, NC State’s Devin Leary, Bo Nix of Auburn, Mississippi State’s Will Rogers, Malik Willis of Liberty and Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe.
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
Week 3 (Sept. 21) – Matt Corral, Ole Miss
Week 4 (Sept. 28) – Devin Leary, NC State
Week 5 (Oct. 5) – Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
Week 6 (Oct. 12) – Zach Calzada, Texas A&M
Week 7 (Oct. 19) – Aidan O’Connell, Purdue
Week 8 (Oct. 26) – Sam Hartman, Wake Forest
Week 9 (Nov. 2) – Caleb Williams, Oklahoma