STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is one of 40 quarterbacks named to the Davey O'Brien QB Class, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Davey O'Brien Award is given annually to the nation's top quarterback. The next step in the process is to select the 16 semifinalists based on a combination of fan voting and voting from the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee.
To vote for McKee, fans should like the embedded tweet.
Vote for @McKeeTmckee of @StanfordFball to be a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award by liking this post. The top five vote getters on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with receive bonus committee votes each week. #DaveyQBs @GoStanford pic.twitter.com/3lsI4nI3Ee
— Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (@daveyobrien) October 26, 2021
Andrew Luck is the most recent finalists for the award from the Cardinal, reaching the final three in both 2011 and 2012. John Elway was a runner-up in 1982, while John Paye was a finalist in 1985.
On the season, McKee has thrown 14 touchdowns to only three interceptions and is 139-of-215 (64.7%) for 1,722 yards. He has three touchdowns on the ground, and has had multiple touchdowns in five of his starts.
McKee took over as Stanford's starting quarterback prior to the team's 42-28 victory at No. 14 USC and has gone 3-3 as the starter. With the Cardinal's 34-21 overtime victory over No. 3 Oregon, McKee became the first freshman – while listed as a sophomore for academic reasons, he is a freshman in terms of eligibility – to defeat a Top-5 team since Bo Nix in 2019.
Stanford hosts Washington at home, Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on FS1.