Mertz named to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

Graham Mertz

MADISON, Wis — The Davey O’Brien Award announced its preseason watch list for the upcoming college football season and Graham Mertz made the cut.

The Badger sophomore was 1 of 30 quarterbacks named to the watch list. Last season in his first year as a starter. Mertz threw for 1,238 yards and 9 touchdowns and leading Wisconsin to a Duke’s Mayo Bowl win.

The Davey O’Brien Award is given annually to the nation’s best college quarterback.