Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray was named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list. The junior previously was named to the watch list for the Manning Award and Maxwell Award.
The Davey O'Brien Award honors the national quarterback of the year.
The watch list features 34 quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into this season.
Bray has played in 16 games in two seasons, including 12 starts, and already ranks among the school's career passing leaders in touchdowns (7th, 35), completions (10th, 272), and yards (3,832). He has completed 272 of 471 passing attempts for his career (57.7 percent), and in 2011, he completed 147-of-247 passes for 1,983 yards, 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions, averaging 283.3 passing yards per game.
Bray is 8-4 in his career as a starter and owns the UT records for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10) and most passing yards in the first four games of a season (1,328).
Appearing on the watch list is not a requirement for a player to win the Davey O'Brien Award. Quarterbacks from all 124 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Oct. 22. Three finalists will be announced on Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 6.