By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer
Max Duggan knows the impact former TCU quarterback Davey O’Brien had on college football, what he means to TCU and the greater community at-large.
Duggan is very familiar with the prestige of the Davey O’Brien national quarterback award and he knows the great things the foundation in O’Brien’s name has done for the youth and all of the philanthropic endeavors that the foundation stands for and more importantly, acts upon.
Duggan knows that, put quite simply, winning the Davey O’Brien award for the nation’s top quarterback is a big deal for many reasons, including Duggan being the first winner to wear Horned Frogs purple.
With all of that, what Duggan almost did not know — is that he actually won the award.
“My mom was helping me put on a tie for another event,” he said. “She told me that it was exciting that I would have to do this again because I had won the Davey O’Brien award — it went right over my head. I had no idea she was telling me I had won.”
While Duggan did not pick up right away on that hint that his mom, Debra, was breaking big news to him at the time, he did acknowledge the gravity of the moment once it clicked.