Jeremy Johnson is heading to his duty as Auburn's full-time starting quarterback
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. ― Jeremy Johnson has added another prestigious preseason honor on his way to becoming Auburn's full-time starting quarterback.
Johnson was included on the watch list Thursday for the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback. Cam Newton won the award in 2010. Johnson is also on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the top college player.
Coach Gus Malzahn named Johnson the starting quarterback in the spring after he served the last two seasons as Nick Marshall's backup. He completed 57 of 78 passes for 858 yards and nine touchdowns the last two years.
Auburn players on watch lists for national awards:
Davey O'Brien Award
Bronko Nagurski Award
(top defensive player)
(top college player)
Jim Thorpe Award
(best defensive back)
(top interior lineman)
LOTT IMPACT Trophy
(top defensive performance/character)
Bobby Dodd Trophy
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine