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Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas named to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

The preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Virginia Tech football team this week.

On Wednesday, quarterback Logan Thomas joined five other ACC signal callers on the watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award, given annually to the nation’s top quarterback.

In his first year as a starter last season, Thomas set a school record for total offense with 3,482 yards and accounted for 30 Hokies touchdowns en route to second team all-ACC honors. His 11 rushing touchdowns were also a Virginia Tech record.

Thomas was previously named to the Maxwell Award watch list as a candidate for player of the year in college football

The other ACC quarterbacks named on the Davey O’Brien watch list were Clemson’s Tahj Boyd, North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon (Westfield High), North Carolina’s Bryn Renner (West Springfield High), Florida State’s E.J. Manuel and Duke’s Sean Renfree. Only Renfree doesn’t hail from the state of Virginia

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis also saw his name mentioned for a prestigious award this week. Davis, a redshirt senior, was named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver.

Davis has shown flashes of being a dynamic playmaker the past two seasons, and will get a chance to shine this year when he’s expected to be one of Virginia Tech’s starting flankers with Danny Coale now playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

Last year Davis finished with career highs in catches (50), receiving yards (510) and touchdowns (5).

Mark Giannotto is a Montgomery County native who covers high school sports for The Washington Post. He previously covered Virginia and Virginia Tech football for five years.

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