Davey O'Brien - Wikipedia. Robert David O'Brien (June 22, 1917 – November 18, 1977) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles for two seasons. He played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs, where he won the Heisman Trophy  and the Maxwell Award in 1938.  .
Davey O'Brien Award. Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Awarded for. The collegiate American football player judged to be the best of all NCAA quarterbacks (current) The best NCAA football player playing in the southwestern United States (original) Location. The Fort Worth Club, Fort Worth Texas.
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award was first issued in 1981. Over its time, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has given away more than $1.3 million ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 31, 2023) – The Davey O’Brien Foundation has announced the 35 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2023. Each member of the group is now an official candidate to win the 2023 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Spring 2000. A Heisman life: Remembering Davey O’Brien ’39. For a time, he captivated a nation. The Frogs were voted National Champions for the 1938 season, and Davey claimed nearly every honor available, including the Heisman, the Walter Camp and a unanimous first-team All-American. by David Van Meter. Share/Discuss. Print. More from Spring 2000.
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 8, 2023) – The Davey O’Brien Foundation unveiled the 2023 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List today, a group that includes 35 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks.
Davey O’Brien was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1956. In 1971, he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery to remove a kidney and part of his right lung. He finished his courageous battle with cancer on November 18, 1977.
Davey O’Brien. QB | Senior | Texas Christian University. O’Brien won TCU’s first Heisman while leading his team to an undefeated season. He is the smallest player to win the Heisman at 5-7, 151 pounds and the first Heisman winner from the Southwest Conference. O’Brien was born in Dallas, Texas.
Davey O'Brien Award Winners. Most Outstanding Quarterback. Award Winners * indicates bowl stats included; Award Winners Table; Year Player School Summary; 2022: Max Duggan* TCU: 2021: Bryce Young* Alabama: 366 Cmp, 547 Att, 4872 Yds, 47 TD, 7 Int: 2020: Mac Jones* Alabama: 311 Cmp, 402 Att, 4500 Yds, 41 TD, 4 Int:
O'Brien was born in Dallas Texas on June 22, 1917 and attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. He entered TCU in 1935 and served as a backup to Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh as a sophomore. As a junior, he earned All-SWC honors and in 1938 directed the team to a national championship.