Dantzler among Davey O'Brien Watch List


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<font class=caption>Dantzler was one of eight semifinalists for the award last year.</font>
Dantzler was one of eight semifinalists for the award last year.

Clemson, SC-Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler has been named to
the 30-player preseason Watch List for the 2001 Davey O'Brien Award.
The honor is presented by the Davey O'Brien Foundation of Fort Worth,
TX to the top college quarterback in college football.


Dantzler was one of eight semifinalists for the award last
year as a junior. In 2000, Dantzler threw for 1871 yards and rushed
for 1028 as he led Clemson in rushing and passing, the first Tiger to
do that since Don King in 1953. He has been listed as the nation's
top quarterback in the preseason for 2001 by Football News and
Lindy's and is one of the top 5 preseason candidates for the Heisman
Trophy according to ESPN the Magazine.


The other candidates for the award as announced by the
committee on Thursday include ACC players George Godsey of Georgia
Tech, Philip Rivers of NC State and Ronald Curry of North Carolina.


Eight semifinalists will be announced in November and the
winner will be announced on December 6 as part of the ESPN Home Depot
College Football Awards Show in Orlando, FL. The Award is named in
honor of the late Davey O'Brien the Heisman Trophy winner for TCU in
1938.


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