Illinois junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is one 34 players on the Davey O'Brien Award watch list. The Davey O'Brien goes to the nation's top quarterback.
Scheelhaase is one of five Big Ten quarterbacks on the list, joining Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, Ohio State's Braxton Miller, Michigan's Denard Robinson and Iowa's James Vandenberg.
The SEC leads with six nominees. The Big Ten and Big 12 have five each.