Justin Herbert on Davey O’Brien award watch list
EUGENE — Justin Herbert earned another preseason honor Tuesday as one of the 30 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list.
The Oregon quarterback is one of five Pac-12 QBs on the watch list, along with Stanford’s K.J. Costello, USC’s J.T. Daniels, Colorado’s Steven Montez and Arizona’s Khalil Tate, for the award that recognizes the top collegiate quarterback.
Herbert, who was previously named to the Maxwell Award watch list, threw for 3,151 yards yards and 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season.
Half of the honorees are seniors, along with nine juniors and six sophomores. The Pac-12 leads all conferences with five honorees, four from the Big XII and three from the Big Ten.
UO’s Marcus Mariota won the 2014 O’Brien award, which was won last year by Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
EOU hosts high school camp
Prep football players from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada are receiving a wealth of instruction from college and high school football coaches this week at the Eastern
Oregon University 11-Man Team Camp. EOU head football coach Tim Camp, top photo, talks with Lucas Shepard, center, and Moses Estrada, both of Capital High School in Boise. Baker High School assistant coach Joel Richardson, bottom, speaks with Blake Swanson of Pendleton High School. About 500 players are attending the camp, which started Monday and runs through Thursday.