Tulsa quarterback Smith named to O'Brien Award watch list

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 5:29 am
By: News On 6

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith is one of 34 football players on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the nation's best college QB.

Smith is a junior from Owasso. Last year, in his first season as a starter, he led the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA title and a win over Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl. He received MVP honors in the bowl game.

Smith passed for 2,847 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.

Last year's O'Brien Award winner was Vince Young of Texas.