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Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) looks to hand off the ball to running back Trayveon Williams (5) as Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) applies pressure during the first of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

DALLAS – Following his career-best game against the No. 2-ranked Clemson Tigers, Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond was named to the Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 list, the award’s selection committee announced Monday.

Mond passed for a career-high 430 yards and three touchdowns on 23 of- 40 attempts in the Aggies’ 28-26 loss to the Tigers. His 333 yards passing in the second half established an A&M record.

Mond joined Johnny Manziel, Kenny Hill and Ryan Tannehill as the only Aggie QBs with 400-yard passing games against AP Top 25 opponents.

Joining Mond on the O’Brien list are Houston’s D’Eriq King, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, Arizona State’s Manny Wilkins, Colorado’s Steven Montez, Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Kentucky’s Terry Wilson and USF’s Blake Barnett.

The winner will be announced Thursday on the Punt & Pass Podcast.

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