Ragin’ Cajun QB Terrance Broadway Up For National Award
UL Ragin’ Cajun quarterback Terrance Broadway began the 2012 season as a backup. Now, he’s one of 34 quarterbacks on the watch list for the 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. The list was released on Wednesday. The players were selected based on their performance during the 2012 season and expectations for the 2013.
“I consider it an honor that the Davey O’Brien Foundation has named me to the Davey O’Brien Watch List. Although preseason recognition is nice, it has no affect on the season. It doesn’t matter where you start, it is where you finish.”
– Terrance Broadway
Broadway’s sophomore season earned him honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors after setting school records for total offense (3,611 yds.) and completion percentage (65.4%). Broadway completed 206-of-305 passes, ranking third in the Sun Belt in passing efficiency (153.3), and fourth in total offense (277.8 ypg). He finished seventh in passing average (218.6 ypg) and eighth in rushing (59.2 ypg). Broadway rushed for 769 yards in 2012. He had three 100-yard rushing games, ranking sixth among returning quarterbacks in the FBS ranks.
The Louisiana Sports Writers Association named Broadway Newcomer of the Year. He led the Sun Belt in league games only in total offense (337.9 ypg) and passing efficiency (164.6). Broadway was fourth in both passing average (264.2 ypg) and rushing (73.6 ypg)
Broadway started 9 of 13 games last season. He capped off his season rushing for 108 yards and passing for 316 yards in the Ragin’ Cajuns 43-34 win over East Carolina in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. He was named the game’s MVP.
Quarterbacks from all 125 FBS schools are eligible for the Davey O’Brien Award. The field will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 4. Three finalists will be named on Monday, Nov. 25th. The winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, Dec. 12th.
The Ragin’ Cajuns will report for preseason practice Monday, Aug. 5th. They open the 2013 season August 31st at Arkansas.