In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, quarterback Danny O’Brien has been named ACC Rookie of the Year, after winning the weekly award five teams this season. The redshirt freshman received 54 of 61 votes after throwing for 2,257 yards so far this season, the sixth-highest total for a freshman in the history of the conference. O’Brien has also thrown 21 touchdowns against only six interceptions.
Is it too early to start an O’Brien for O’Brien (the Davey O’Brien award annually honors the nation’s top quarterback) campaign ? I think not.