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Rudy Carpenter named to Davey O'Brien Award watch list

July 17, 2008

Arizona State University senior quarterback Rudy Carpenter has been named to the Watch List for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is presented annually to the best quarterback in the nation.

Carpenter (Westlake, Calif.) comes off a junior season in which he threw for 3,202 yards and 25 touchdowns while leading the Sun Devils to a 10-3 record and earning Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors for the second straight year.

He enters the 2008 season having made 31 consecutive starts (second nationally), and he leads all active Pac-10 quarterbacks in passing yards (7,998), touchdown passes (65), pass completions (586), pass attempts (958) and 300-yard passing games (nine).

Semifinalists for the O'Brien Award will be announced on Oct. 27, with finalists being selected on November 24. The winner of the 2008 O'Brien Award will then be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN December 11. The recipient will be honored Feb. 16, 2009, at the 32nd Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner in Fort Worth, Texas.