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Alabama’s Bryce Young is in the running for Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

Bryce Young (#9) scrambling versus Tennessee during Alabama's homecoming game
Picture by Crimson Tide photos

Bryce Young has been effectively taking over college football.

He is making moves with NIL deals and dominating the Southeastern Conference at quarterback.

The sophomore has Nick Saban and Alabama in a position to win back-to-back national championships. Regardless of a loss to Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide stands at 7-1.

Young ranks in the top-10 nationally for passing yards (2,453), touchdown passes (26), passer rating (177.1), and quarterback rating (88.5).

He is one of the frontrunners for the Heisman Memorial Trophy and a midseason addition to the Manning Award Watch List.

The California native is also one of 40 signal-callers in the running for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. On Tuesday, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced the news via social media.

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Young looks to join Mac Jones (2020) as the second Tide quarterback to win the honor.

He totaled 371 passing yards and four total scores versus Tennessee, becoming the first player in school history to post 350+ passing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a game.

The 6-foot, 194-pounder is sixth all-time in Tide history for scoring tosses in a single season. Alabama fans can vote for Young on social media through the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

Voting will be done on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The list of 40 candidates will be trimmed to 16 semifinalists on Nov. 9, while finalists will be announced on Nov. 23.

The winner of the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award will be announced on Dec. 9 at the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN. Young will lead the Tide against the LSU Tigers in two weeks.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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