Dwayne Haskins might not want to make any plans for Dec. 6 just yet.
Ohio State’s sophomore quarterback, who has led the Buckeyes to an 8-1 start and a 5-1 mark in Big Ten play, was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday. The three finalists will be announced Nov. 19 before the award is handed out at the Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta on Dec. 6.
Haskins, a Potomac, Md., native, is tied for first in the country with 32 touchdown passes. His 3,053 passing yards are good for third in the nation. He has three games of 400 or more passing yards and has set single-game records for attempts (73), completions (49) and pass yards (470). Haskins is on pace to break the school records for single-season touchdown passes, passing yards, 300-yard passing games and completion percentage while he already holds the record for completions (242).
He is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the top player in the nation.
Fans can take part in the O’Brien Award voting process at VoteObrien.org until Nov. 18.