The Davey O’Brien Foundation, who at the end of the season will award the Davey O’Brien Trophy to College Football’s best quarterback of the year, named Jake their player of the week.
The release on the NCAA Football Website, found here.:
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Davey O’Brien Foundation has named Jake Locker of the University of Washington the O’Brien Quarterback of the Week for week three. Locker, a 2009 O’Brien Watch List candidate, helped the Huskies shock the college football world with their upset over the undefeated and then ranked No. 3 University of Southern California Trojans, a win that landed them at No. 24 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.
In the Pac-10 Conference opener, the 16-13 win was the Huskies first win over the Trojans since 2001, in what was Pete Carroll’s first season at USC, and ended a seven-game losing streak to the Trojans. USC was also the highest ranked team beaten by Washington at home since Nov. 14, 1981. Junior quarterback Locker completed 21-of-35 for 237 yards and found the end zone on a four yard run, late in the first quarter.
“I can’t really describe it,” Jake Locker said, his voice hoarse following emotional tears. “It’s an amazing feeling to go through what all of us have gone through and to experience what everyone wants to experience when they play college football.”
Washington is on the road Saturday, Sept. 26 as they take on Stanford at 8 p.m. (CST).