Dantzler Named Semifinalist for Davey O'Brien Award


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Fort Worth, TX-Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler has been named
one of 12 semifinalists for the 2001 Davey O'Brien Award. The Award,
which is chosen by national sportswriters and commentators, goes to
the best quarterback in college football.


Three finalists will be announced Tuesday, November 27 by the
National College Football Awards Association. It is the second
straight year that Dantzler has been named a semifinalist for the
award.


The winner will be announced at the Home Depot College
Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 PM in Orlando,
FL. The winner and the two other finalists will be honored at the
25th annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner Feb. 18, 2002 in Fort Worth
Texas.


Dantzler has been one of the top all-around quarterbacks in
college football the last three years. This year he has 737 yards
rushing and 1760 passing. He is on pace to become the first
quarterback in college football history to reach 2000 yards passing
and 1000 rushing in the same season. He has completed 150-240 passes
for 1760 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has rushed for 737 yards in 156
carries and has scored nine touchdowns.


Dantzler has had at least 300 yards total offense in five of
the last six games, including a school record 517 yards at NC State
on October 13th. He also had six touchdowns in that game, four
passing and two rushing, tying the ACC record for touchdown
responsibility in a game.


Dantzler, a graduate student from Orangeburg, SC, ranks in
the top 36 in the nation in five different categories. He is sixth
in the nation in total offense with an average of 312 yards per game.
On the ACC level, he is fourth in the ACC in rushing and third in
passing efficiency.


Last week, Dantzler was named one of 10 "leading candidates"
for the Walter Camp Award. That honor is presented to he top player
in college football.

	Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalists
	Player       	School    	Class
	David Carr	Fresno State	Sr.
	Eric Crouch	Nebraska	Sr.
	W Dantzler	Clemson 	Gr.
	Brandon Doman	Brigham Young	Sr.
	Ken Dorsey	Miami (FL)	Jr.
	Jason Gesser	Washington St.	Jr.
	Rex Grossman	Florida 	So.
	Joey Harrington	Oregon   	Sr.
	Eli Manning	Mississippi	So.
	Kliff Kingsbury	Texas Tech	Jr.
	Kurt Kittner	Illinois	Sr.
	Chris Simms	Texas   	Jr.


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