Clausen was one of 26 quarterbacks to make the list and one of only three sophomore signal-callers honored (a total of 12 sophomores made the list). The 6-3, 212-pounder started nine of the 10 games he appeared in last year and made his mark on Notre Dame’s freshman passing records. Clausen started the second game of the 2007 season, the earliest any Notre Dame quarterback had started at that position since freshmen regained eligibility in 1972. He completed 138 of 245 passes for 1,254 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions in his rookie season. Clausen ranks second on Notre Dame’s freshman quarterback single-season lists for completions, attempts, yards and completion percentage.
It’s nice to see that Jimmy is one of only three sophomores on the list.
The last Notre Dame quarterback to win the award was Brady Quinn in 2006.
Will Clausen make it past the watch list and be a quarter or semifinalists for the award? I for one wouldn’t be surprised if he stayed on the watch list for a little while.