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LSU's Mettenberger named Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist

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Source: LSU Athletic Department

BATON ROUGE – After delivering one of the best seasons by a quarterback in LSU history, senior Zach Mettenberger has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, which is presented annually to college football's top signal caller, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced on Monday.

Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting will close at noon (CT) on Nov. 24.

Mettenberger has completed 151-of-231 passes for 2,492 yards with 19 touchdowns. He is just eight yards shy of becoming the first player in LSU history to throw for 2,500 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Mettenberger's 19 touchdowns rank fifth in LSU single-season history, while his 2,492 passing yards are seventh in school history. His completion percentage of 65.4 is second to only JaMarcus Russell (67.8 in 2006). Mettenberger ranks sixth nationally in quarterback rating/passing efficiency at 177.1.

Mettenberger leads an LSU offense that has racked up 4,320 yards, which is the most through the first nine games of a season in school history. For his career, Mettenberger ranks seventh in touchdown passes (32) and sixth in passing yards (5,193).

Mettenberger and the Tigers take on top-ranked Alabama at 7 p.m. CT Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., live on CBS.

The three Davey O'Brien finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 25 and the 2013 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Thursday, Dec. 12 on ESPN. The 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner will be held on Feb.17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalists
Blake Bortles, UCF, AAC
Tajh Boyd, Clemson, ACC
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville, AAC
Derek Carr, Fresno State, MWC
Brett Hundley, UCLA, Pac-12
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, MAC
Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Pac-12
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, SEC
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12
A.J. McCarron, Alabama, SEC
Zach Mettenberger, LSU, SEC
Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Big Ten
Aaron Murray, Georgia, SEC
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Big 12
Connor Shaw, South Carolina, SEC
Jameis Winston, Florida State, ACC

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