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Ole Miss’ Shea Patterson named to O’Brien Award watch list

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson landed on another preseason award watch list Wednesday.

Patterson is one of 30 college signal callers up for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced. The rising sophomore was recently named to the Maxwell Award watch list.

The winner will be announced at the Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Patterson, Ole Miss’ fourth O’Brien Award nominee since 2013, is entering his first season as the Rebels’ full-time starter after completing 54.5 percent of his passes for 880 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in three games last season after taking over for the injured Chad Kelly. The former five-star prospect added 56.3 yards a game on the ground.

He’s one of six Southeastern Conference quarterbacks on the list, joining Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald, Arkansas’ Austin Allen, South Carolina’s Jake Bentley and Georgia’s Jacob Eason.