Week 2 of the college football season is just around the corner, but awards from opening weekend continue to roll out. On Thursday, Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois was named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week.
Francois, a true freshman who made his first collegiate start, becomes the fourth quarterback from Florida State to win the award. He joins Charlie Ward (1993), Chris Weinke (2000) and Jameis Winston (2013).
In the season-opener, Francois threw for 419 yards and two touchdowns while adding 59 yards on the ground.
Florida State hauled off 33 straight points en route to a 45-34 come-from-behind victory. It was the largest comeback in school history.
According to the release, the other “Great 8” quarterbacks in week one were: Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, Jalen Hurts of Alabama, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame, Colorado’s Sefo Liufau, Greg Ward Jr. of Houston and Western Kentucky’s Mike White.
Congratulations to Francois on the honor.
Florida State and their budding young star return to the field this weekend against Charleston Southern. It should be another showcase game for Francois and the Seminoles offense.