The Davey O’Brien Foundation named quarterback Brad Kaaya from the University of Miami Football team to the 2016 Davey O’Brien Preseason Watch List on Thursday.
Kaaya, who was selected to the preseason watch list for the second consecutive season, is one of 30 student-athletes named to the preseason watch list.
The Los Angeles native continues to add to his list of preseason accolades. On Wednesday, Kaaya was selected to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team and Wuerffel Trophy Watch List for his community service work. Earlier this month, Kaaya was selected to the 2016 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List.
Kaaya earned the preseason honor after he posted a strong sophomore season in which he threw for over 3,000 yards for the second straight year, passed for 16 touchdowns and had just five interceptions. Kaaya was one of just three players nationally to throw for 3,000-or-more yards, 10-or-more touchdowns and five-or-fewer interceptions.
Following the 2015 season, Kaaya earned All-ACC Third-Team honors from the coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. He enters his junior season with 6,436 career-passing yards and stands fifth on the all-time list at Miami.
Kaaya needs just 3,130 yards to become the Hurricanes’ all-time passing leader. That, and a win against FSU, will certainly vault him into the UMHOF for sure!