Will Levis Named to Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 List
Junior quarterback Will Levis has been named to the Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 list for his five-touchdown performance against LSU, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced on Monday. As a result, Levis has been added to the midseason watch list for the award. This is the first time the Foundation has honored 16 quarterbacks for their performances, making the week six group a Great 8 “Davey Double.”
Levis, a 6-foot-3, 232-pound quarterback from Madison, Connecticut, accounted for UK’s first five touchdowns against the Tigers with three passing and two rushing. He completed 14 of 17 passes for 145 yards and three TDs, the most for a UK quarterback since Terry Wilson had three at Louisville in 2018. He also rushed 11 times for a net 75 yards and two scores.
Kentucky is 6-0 for the first time in 71 years (1950) and only the fifth time in school history. Kentucky is 4-0 in the SEC for the fourth time in school history (also 1949, 1950, 1977). The Wildcats are also bowl-eligible for a school record sixth-straight season.
With starting lineups available since 1993, Levis is the first quarterback since that time to win his first six starts.
Previously, Levis was named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and presented by Generation UCAN. He also earned College Football Performance Awards honorable mention after leading now-No. 11 Kentucky to a 42-21 win over LSU on Saturday at Kroger Field.
Kentucky hits the road this weekend to take on top-ranked Georgia at Sanford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT on CBS Sports and the UK Sports Radio Network.
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