Three from SEC make Davey O'Brien list

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron and Georgia's Aaron Murray have been chosen among the 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best college quarterback.

The semifinalists were selected by the Davey O'Brien national selection committee with the fan vote accounting for 5 percent of the total vote. The committee was asked to consider the following criteria: quarterback skills, athletic ability, academics, character, leadership and sportsmanship.

The Big 12 had the most quarterbacks on the list with five. The SEC was second with three.

Below is the complete list:

Matt Barkley, USC

Tajh Boyd, Clemson

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

Seth Doege, Texas Tech

Nick Florence, Baylor

Landry Jones, Oklahoma

Collin Klein, Kansas State

EJ Manuel, Florida State

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

AJ McCarron, Alabama

Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Aaron Murray, Georgia

Denard Robinson, Michigan

Geno Smith, West Virginia