Ramsey Named To O'Brien Award Watch List



Oct. 28, 1999

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane sophomore quarterback Patrick Ramsey was listed Thursday as one of the top 25 candidates for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.

Ramsey, a 6-foot-3, 228-pound, native of Ruston, La., currently ranks seventh in the nation in total offense at 315.60 yards per game. The sophomore has completed 202-of-322 passes in seven games this season for 2,231 yards and 17 touchdowns.

He is the first player in the 106-year history of Tulane football to pass for more than 400 yards in a single game, and is also the first player to throw for more than 300 yards in five consecutive contests.

The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, presented annually by the Davey O'Brien Foundation in Ft. Worth, Texas, is given to the nation's top collegiate quarterback. This is the 19th year it has been in existence. The preliminary list of 25 will be narrowed to three finalists with the winner announced on December 9.

Ramsey and the Tulane football team will next be in action on Sat., Oct. 30, as the squad hosts the University of Memphis. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CDT) at the Louisiana Superdome.




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