Plumlee Tabbed to Davey O’Brien Great 8 List

ORLANDO – For the second time this season, UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee has been named to the Davey O'Brien Great 8 List, the organization announced on Monday.

The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week, selected from the Great 8 list, will be announced on Tuesday.

Plumlee tied the program record with seven total touchdowns with four passing and three rushing. The Hattiesburg, Mississippi, native tied the mark set by former UCF standouts Darin Slack in 1987 and Daunte Culpepper in 1998. His seven touchdowns are the most by any player in the American Athletic Conference this season.

He threw for a career-high 373 yards on 18-for-22 passing and he rushed for 37 yards on seven attempts. Plumlee closed out his day by throwing a touchdown pass on each of his last three throws with an 11-yard strike to O'Keefe, 68-yard pass to O'Keefe and 64-yard touchdown to Hudson. In the third quarter, he was 5-for-5 and threw for 198 yards with three touchdowns.

The Knights quarterback also earned AAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, and a Manning Award Star of the Week for the first time earlier on Monday.

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 $1.2 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

In 1938, O'Brien, who wore No. 8 as a star quarterback for TCU, became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.

UCF will return to action this weekend when the Knights travel to East Carolina for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 22, from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The game will air live on ESPNU.