Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann has been named the 2008 Davey O’Brien Legends Award recipient.
The award began in 2001 and honors a college or professional quarterback who made enormous contributions to the game.
Theismann will be honored at the 32nd Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb.16 in Fort Worth.
Theismann, a first-team All-American at Notre Dame, led the Fighting Irish to a No.5 ranking in 1969 and guided them to a 10-1 record the following year, including a Cotton Bowl victory over Texas.
He guided Washington to a win in Super Bowl XVII, and played in 163 straight games from 1974-1985.