About Davey O'Brien Award
Frequently Asked Questions


Question: How much does the Fan Vote count in determining
the 2014 Davey O’Brien Winner?

Answer: 5%! The Davey O’Brien Fan Vote will count for 5% of the overall vote during each of the three voting rounds (Semifinalists, Finalists, Winner). Voting totals are cleared after each round. The rest of the vote is determined by the National Selection Committee, which is composed of national sportswriters and commentators/analysts, as well as former Davey O’Brien winners. We ask the Selection Committee to evaluate each candidate on the following criteria: quarterback skills/athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship.


Question: What are the different rounds of voting for the Davey
O’Brien Quarterback Award?


  • Semifinalist Voting (all 128 starting FBS quarterbacks are eligible)
    • Fan Vote Opens: Tues., Sept. 3 at 12:01 a.m. CT
    • Fan Vote Closes: Sun., Nov. 2 at 12 noon CT
    • Semifinalists Announced: Mon., Nov. 3
  • Finalist Voting (only Semifinalists are eligible)
    • Fan Vote Opens: Mon., Nov 3 (following Semifinalist announcement)
    • Fan Vote Closes: Sun., Nov. 23 at 12 noon CT
    • Finalists Announced: Mon., Nov. 24
  • Winner Voting (only Finalists are eligible)
    • Fan Vote Opens: Mon., Nov. 24 (following Finalist announcement)
    • Fan Vote Closes: Sun., Dec. 1 at 12 noon CT
    • Winner Announced: Thurs., Dec. 11 on The Home Depot College Football
      Awards airing on ESPN


Question: I have registered for the Fan Vote but have not received my confirmation e-mail?

Answer: You may need to check your spam/junk folder. Depending on the security settings with your e-mail provider, the message may have gotten blocked by your spam/junk filter. If you would like to have your confirmation e-mail re-sent to you, please click here. To avoid this problem in the future, please add FanVote@DaveyOBrien.org to your list of approved senders.


Question: I’ve already registered for the Fan Vote; why can’t I log in and vote?

Answer: After first registering for the Davey O’Brien Fan Vote, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link to confirm your e-mail address. In order to log in and vote for the first time, you must click this link (or copy and paste the link into your web browser) to confirm your e-mail address. This will redirect you to the Fan Vote page where you can then log in using your e-mail address and password and officially cast your vote. Once you have clicked the link initially, you can vote directly through the Fan Vote page on the Davey O’Brien’s Web site.


Question: How do I vote if I participated in the Fan Vote last year?

Answer: If you participated in the Fan Vote last year and want to resume voting this season, all you need to do is visit the log in page and enter the e-mail address and password you set up last year. When you log back in for the first time, you will be prompted to confirm your information. After logging back in for the first time, you can then use your username and e-mail address to log in and vote as often as once daily when voting is open.


Question: How do I purchase tickets to the Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner?

Answer: Individual tickets to the Awards Dinner go on sale at the end of September/beginning of October. If you would like to sign up to be added to the mailing list to receive ticket information once tickets are available, please e-mail Info@DaveyOBrien.org and write “Awards Dinner Information” in the subject line and include your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail.


Question: How do I apply for the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship?

Answer: The scholarship is available for high school senior student-athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Specifically, students must attend a public or private school in one of the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise. The Foundation will only accept one application per high school. Since applications are mailed to the attention of the head counselors at each school in the eligible counties and it is up to he/she to determine which student is their school’s nominee, please visit with your head counselor if you are eligible and interested in applying.



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