Carter Stanley Tabbed To Davey O'Brien's Foundation Great 8
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Carter Stanley was named to another weekly honor roll following his outstanding performance in leading Kansas to a win over Texas Tech as he was recognized by the Davey O’Brien’s Foundation Great 8.
Stanley completed 26-of-37 passes, good for 415 yards and three touchdowns in leading Kansas to a come-from-behind win over Texas Tech. Stanley also scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the win.
In addition to being honored by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, Stanley was named the Big 12 Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and was tabbed a Manning Award Star of the Week.
In 1938, O’Brien, who wore No. 8 as a star quarterback for TCU, became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.
O’Brien was drafted fourth overall in the 1939 NFL Draft and earned Pro Bowl honors in his rookie season after setting a National Football League record for season passing yardage. The NFL’s highest-paid player retired after the 1940 season to become an FBI agent.
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, was first issued in 1981. The Davey O’Brien Fan Vote, now in its 13th year, gives fans a chance to play a role in determining the award winner by voting daily at VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting is currently open.
Since 1977, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has given away more than $1 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit DaveyOBrien.org.