Although Davey O'Brien stood only 5 feet, 7 inches and weighed 152 pounds, he became one of the all-time giants of football. At Texas Christian University, his jersey number was retired after he quarterbacked the Horned Frogs to an undefeated national championship season in 1938. That year he was a unanimous All-American and became the first player to win all three major awards (the Heisman, Walter Camp, and Maxwell) in the same season. After graduation, O'Brien played with the Philadelphia Eagles for two years (1939-40). He was All-Pro and Rookie of the Year in 1939. In 1977 the Davey O'Brien Award was founded in his honor and is given annually to the nation's top collegiate quarterback. O'Brien was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1956.

Davey O'Brien

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