July 18, 2008
DALLAS, Texas-Senior quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (Kapolei, Hawaii) has been named to the 2008 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List by the Davey O'Brien Foundation and its national selection committee.
The Watch List spotlights 31 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) quarterbacks who will vie for the award honoring the nation's best quarterback for the 2008 football season.
Watch List candidates were selected by a subset of the National Selection Committee and approved by the Davey O'Brien Executive Committee. Semifinalists will be announced October 27 and finalists November 24. This prestigious award focuses on accomplishments both on and off the field. The Selection Committee is asked to evaluate all candidates on their quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, reputation as a team player, character, leadership and sportsmanship.
The 2008 winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN December 11. The recipient will be honored February 16, 2009, at the 32nd Annual O'Brien Awards Dinner at The Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kaheaku-Enhada carried the ball 180 times for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns last year, while completing 55 of 98 passes for 952 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Kaheaku-Enhada enters the 2008 season ranked first in school history in career passing yards per completion (17.1), second in career passing yards per attempt (9.1), second in career total offense per play (5.9), third in lowest career interception percentage (.041), fourth in 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback (six), fifth in points responsible for in a career (210), seventh in career rushing touchdowns (22).