Dalton On Davey O'Brien Award Watch List
July 14, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU's Andy Dalton has been named to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, presented annually to the nation's best collegiate quarterback.
A former TCU standout, O'Brien won the Heisman Trophy as he led the Horned Frogs to the 1938 national championship.
A four-year starter, Dalton is the nation's leader in wins (29) by an active quarterback. Dalton's 29 victories also tie him with Slingin' Sammy Baugh (1934-36) for the most in TCU history.
The 2009 Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Dalton was named to a pair of All-America teams.
Dalton was eighth in the nation in passing efficiency last season with a 151.8 rating. Among active quarterbacks, he ranks third in lowest career interception percentage (2.4, 24 picks in 1,001 attempts).
A senior from Katy, Texas, Dalton has led TCU to top-10 rankings each of the last two seasons. In 2009, he guided the Horned Frogs to their first BCS appearance.
In just three seasons, Dalton is TCU's career leader in total offense with 8,633 yards.
Dalton set a single-season TCU record in 2009 with 2,756 yards passing, while his 61.6 completion percentage and 23 touchdown passes placed second. Dalton is the Horned Frogs' all-time leader in passing yards with 7,457. His 603 completions, 44 touchdown passes and 60.2 completion percentage rank second.
A two-time bowl game Most Valuable Player, Dalton ranked fourth on TCU last season with 512 yards rushing on a 4.4 per carry average. He has 1,176 career yards on the ground.