CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Brennan Armstrong is one of 40 quarterbacks named to the official Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2021. The designation makes him eligible to be voted as one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

Armstrong has been recognized twice this season (Sept. 13 & Oct. 25) on the Award’s “Great 8” list, a weekly honor recognizing outstanding individual performances by a quarterback.

Going into Saturday’s game against BYU, Armstrong is the nation’s leading passer with 3,220 yards. He is also the country’s leader in total offense with 3,397 yards. Last week against Georgia Tech, Armstrong threw for 396 yards, added a season-high 99 yards on the ground and was responsible for six touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing). The 495 yards of total offense were the second-most in a single game in UVA history.

Armstrong is closing in on Virginia’s single-season passing record in just eight games. He trails former teammate Bryce Perkins by 318 yards. Perkins threw for 3,538 yards in 2019, leading Virginia to its first Orange Bowl. Armstrong has thrown for 300 yards or more in all but one game this season, including a UVA record, 554 against North Carolina. The 554 yards in a game were the most by any FBS quarterback this season.

Davey O’Brien Award Timeline

Davey O’Brien QB Class of 2021 Announced (Tuesday, Oct. 26)
16 Semifinalists Announced (Tuesday, Nov. 9)
3 Finalists Announced (Tuesday, Nov. 23)
Winner Announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards (Thursday, Dec. 9)


About the Davey O’Brien Award
The Davey O’Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, was first issued in 1981. Over its time, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has given away more than $1 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

2021 Fan Vote
The top five vote getters on each of the three social media platforms will receive bonus committee votes which will be added to the ballots cast by the National Selection Committee.

To participate in the Fan Vote, fans must like the original post highlighting the quarterback on the official @DaveyOBrien social media channels. Each round of the selection process (semifinalist, finalist and winner) will offer two one-week voting periods. A full breakdown of the Davey O’Brien Award season timeline is below, as is the full list of 40 names.