ULL’s Broadway named to Davey O’Brien watch list

Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway drops back to pass against Arkansas State in October in Lafayette.
Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway drops back to pass against Arkansas State in October in Lafayette.

UL-Lafayette junior Terrance Broadway was one of the 34 quarterbacks named to the watch list for the 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award on Wednesday.

The 34 quarterbacks were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.

“I consider it an honor that the Davey O’Brien Foundation has named me to the Davey O’Brien Watch List,” Broadway said in a statement. “Although preseason recognition is nice, it has no affect on the season. It doesn’t matter where you start, it is where you finish.”

Broadway was an All-Sun Belt honorable mention after setting school records for total offense (3,611) and completion percentage (.654). He completed 206 of 305 passes to rank third in the Sun Belt in passing efficiency (153.3), fourth in total offense (277.8), seventh in passing average (218.6) and eighth in rushing (59.2).

Broadway started the 2012 season as the backup to Blaine Gautier, but a pair of injuries sidelined Gautier for most of the year allowing Broadway to take over.

Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Davey O’Brien Award. Quarterbacks from all 125 FBS schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists Nov. 4. The Davey O’Brien Foundation and the selection committee will announce three finalists Nov. 25. The winner will be announced Dec. 12.

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel won the O’Brien Award last year.