July 17, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University football senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton was named to the 2013 Davey O'Brien Watch List for the second-consecutive season. The preseason watch list was announced on Wednesday by the Davey O'Brien Foundation.
Tettleton (Norman, Okla.) is one of three players from the Mid-American Conference that were selected to the preseason watch list. He joins Jordan Lynch from Northern Illinois and Keith Wenning from Ball State. Tettleton is the only player from the MAC to be selected to the preseason watch list in back-to-back seasons.
He received the preseason recognition following another impressive year under center for the Bobcats. In 2012, he became the first Ohio quarterback to throw for 2,500 yards-or-more in back-to-back seasons. He finished the year by completing 62.1 percent of his passes (228-of-367) for 2,844 yards, 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
Tettleton concluded the year by earning Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player honors at the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, leading the Bobcats to a convincing 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
Heading into the 2013 season, Tettleton currently holds nine Ohio University football career records, including the school standard for passing yards (6,274), most completions (504) and most touchdowns (46). He has also directed the Bobcats to back-to-back bowl victories.
This year's list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee, features 34 of the nation's best college quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2013 college football season.
Quarterbacks from all 125 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 4. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 25. The 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Ohio opens the 2013 season on Sunday, Sept. 1 against the University of Louisville inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The game is set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN.