Red Raider sophomore quarterback Davis Webb was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List today, making him the fourth Texas Tech quarterback since 2005 named to the list (Doege, Harrell, Hodges).
The Maxwell Award is given annually to “America’s College Player of the Year”, and Webb is one of 33 quarterbacks from across the nation on this year’s list and is one of just nine players from the Big 12, including Baylor’s Bryce Petty and Kansas State’s Jake Waters.
As a freshman in 2013, Webb played in 10 games (made six starts) and finished with 2,718 passing yards on 226-of-361 passing and 20 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He broke seven Big 12 Conference freshman records, including passing touchdowns in a season (20), 400-yard passing games (four) and passing yards in a single game (462). Webb was also named a College Football News Freshman All-American (honorable mention).
He capped off this record-breaking freshman season by leading the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State at the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego with 403 passing yards and four touchdowns. He’s also gained increased notoriety for dominating Tech’s spring workouts with 13 touchdowns and no interceptions in three open scrimmages.