PULLMAN, Wash. -

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the selection committee announced Thursday. This is the second straight season that Falk has been named a semifinalist. He is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to America’s College Player of the Year.


Falk, one for 18 semifinalists, is second in the country in passing yards-per-game (359.7), third in passing yards (3,237), fifth in total offense (353.7), seventh in passing touchdowns (28) and a national-best 74.1 completion percentage. The redshirt-junior has led the No. 23 ranked Cougars (7-2) to seven straight wins including a 6-0 start in Pac-12 Conference play and has tallied four 300-yard games and three 400-yard performances.


The Davey O'Brien Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the foundation's national selection committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners.


After clearing the first round totals, the fan vote at VoteOBrien.org will reopen today and remain open until noon (CT) on Sunday, Nov. 22, for the second round of balloting. Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily per email address.


In conjunction with ESPN, the Davey O'Brien Foundation and the Selection Committee will release the names of the three finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The 2016 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards Thursday, Dec. 8.

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the selection committee announced Thursday. This is the second straight season that Falk has been named a semifinalist. He is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to America’s College Player of the Year.


Falk, one for 18 semifinalists, is second in the country in passing yards-per-game (359.7), third in passing yards (3,237), fifth in total offense (353.7), seventh in passing touchdowns (28) and a national-best 74.1 completion percentage. The redshirt-junior has led the No. 23 ranked Cougars (7-2) to seven straight wins including a 6-0 start in Pac-12 Conference play and has tallied four 300-yard games and three 400-yard performances.


The Davey O'Brien Fan Vote counts as five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the foundation's national selection committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners.


After clearing the first round totals, the fan vote at VoteOBrien.org will reopen today and remain open until noon (CT) on Sunday, Nov. 22, for the second round of balloting. Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation's best college quarterback as often as once daily per email address.


In conjunction with ESPN, the Davey O'Brien Foundation and the Selection Committee will release the names of the three finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The 2016 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards Thursday, Dec. 8.