Case Keenum on O'Brien Watch List

Richard O'NealSenior Analyst IAugust 4, 2009

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 17: Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars passes the ball during the game against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Robertson Stadium November 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 35-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Junior Case Keenum was picked by the Davey O'Brien Foundation yesterday as a preseason watch list candidate for the 2009-2010 college football season.  The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented to the top quarterback in college football at seasons end. 

Case Keenum is no stranger to success and awards.  Keenum was the Freshman of the Year in 2007, then named the Conference USA offensive player of the year in 2008 and has already been tabbed as the favorite to win the award this year as well. 

Keenum posted eye-popping numbers with 5,020 passing yards and 44 touchdowns (11 interceptions), while holding a 159.91 quarterback rating and completing .674 percent of his pass attempts.

Keenum is quickly bringing attention back to a school, in the University of Houston, that hasn't had a winner in such a category since former U of H quarterbacks David Klingler (Sammy Baugh Trophy, 1990) and Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award winner Andre Ware.

The winner of the award will be announced during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in December.  The recipient will be honored February 10, 2010 at the 33rd Annual  O'Brien Awards Dinner in Fort Worth, Texas.