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Alabama QB Bryce Young a finalist for Maxwell and Davey O’Brien Awards

Bryce Young drops back to pass against New Mexico State
Photo by Crimson Tide Photo

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was named a finalist for two of college football’s most prestigious awards on Tuesday. The Sophomore is a finalist for the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards which will be revealed during the College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Bryce Young

Maxwell | O’Brien

  • Completing 71.7 percent of his passes (263-367) for 3,584 yards with 38 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions
  • Currently is tied for second nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference in passing touchdowns
  • Third nationally in passing efficiency (186.2) while ranking tied for second in the country in points responsible for (244)
  • Guided the Alabama offense to the No. 2 third-down conversion percentage in the nation (56.4 percent), completing 77.0 percent of his third-down pass attempts (67-87) for 1,028 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • Set the record for most passing yards in a single game in Alabama history with 559 last Saturday against then-No. 21/21/22 Arkansas

Alabama has claimed four Maxwell Awards in the past, including DeVonta Smith (2020), Tua Tagovailoa (2018), Derrick Henry (2015) and AJ McCarron (2013). Mac Jones is the Crimson Tide’s lone recipient of the O’Brien, taking home the hardware in 2020 as part of his record-setting final season.

**This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.**

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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