HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH
Each weekday while UH junior quarterback Colt Brennan is considered a factor in the Heisman race, the Star-Bulletin will provide pertinent statistics and/or tell you what voters and pundits think of him and his chances.
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Brennan to Orlando as finalist for top QB award
Colt Brennan is going to Disney World -- or at least to the city where it is, Orlando, Fla. The Hawaii quarterback will be part of the ESPN college football awards presentation Dec. 7, as a finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
Troy Smith of Ohio State and Brady Quinn of Notre Dame are the other finalists.
"Those are two of the most talked-about guys in college football right now. To be put up next to them is obviously a great honor," Brennan said after practice yesterday. "It's fun to be recognized and to know that our school is going to be up there with them. It's cool. But we just got to make sure we take care of these next two (regular-season) games. A lot of teams are done for the year, but we gotta make sure we go out and take care of these next two games."
Brennan leads the country in several passing categories, and is six touchdown throws away from the national single-season record.
The O'Brien Award is selected by a national panel of sportswriters, broadcasters and former winners of the award.
Brennan is the first UH football player to make the list of finalists for a national award honoring the most outstanding achiever at a specific position. Chad Owens won the 2004 Mosi Tatupu Award as the nation's best special teams' senior.