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David Blough named Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week

Purdue senior quarterback David Blough, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 6:58 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue senior quarterback David Blough, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week.

In the Boilermakers' 49-20 seismic thumping of second-ranked and undefeated Ohio State last Saturday, Blough completed 25 of 43 passes for 378 yards with three touchdowns.

Blough has passed for 300-plus yards in three consecutive games, tying the school record shared by Drew Brees, Jim Everett, Kyle Orton and Curtis Painter. Blough, Brees and Everett are the only ones to accomplish the feat against three straight Big Ten opponents.

On the Purdue career lists, Blough currently ranks fourth in completion percentage (.601) and fifth in passing attempts (1,197), completions (719), passing yards (8,102), passing touchdowns (57) and total offense (8,355). He is tied for fifth among signal-callers with 12 rushing touchdowns. Blough has started 31 games at quarterback, the sixth-most in school annals.

Blough is a team captain, held in high esteem at Purdue and the Greater Lafayette community for his citizenship and unselfishness. He has volunteered for five mission trips to South Africa with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Blough overcame a horrific right ankle dislocation suffered Nov. 4, 2017, to return for his senior season. He is pursuing a master's degree in health and kinesiology after earning his bachelor's in organizational leadership.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the honoree must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a junior college or four-year Division I college in Texas.

The Davey O'Brien Foundation was created in 1977, and the National Quarterback Award, the oldest and most prestigious college quarterback award, first was issued in 1981. Eighty years ago, O'Brien became the first player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in the same year. He was drafted fourth overall in the 1939 NFL Draft and earned Pro Bowl honors in his rookie season after setting the NFL record for season passing yards. The NFL's highest-paid player retired after the 1940 season to become an FBI agent. O'Brien was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.

The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) have won four straight games, averaging 41.8 points and 509.5 yards of total offense. They visit Michigan State (4-3, 2-2) on Saturday. Kickoff is noon ET, and the game will be televised by ESPN.

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