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Manning Award releases watch list

Manning Award

We’ll take a break for just a brief minute or two from the “As the Aggies Turn” soap opera to bring you word of yet another preseason watch list being released.

Handed out annually since 2004, the Manning Award honors the nation’s top quarterback at the Div. 1-A level.  This year’s preseason watch list consists of 31 players.

Included in that list are five of the finalists for the 2010 award: Stanford’s Andrew Luck, Boise State’s Kellen Moore, Michigan’s Denard Robinson, Oregon’s Darron Thomas and Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden.

Tennessee’s Tyler Bray, Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez (no relation), Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Troy’s Corey Robinson are the only sophomores on the preseason list.

The Manning Award is named in honor of the three quarterbacking Mannings: Archie, Peyton and Eli.  Last year’s winner was Auburn’s Cam Newton.

Below is the full list of Manning preseason watch listers:

Matt Barkley, JR, USC
Tyler Bray, SO, Tennessee
Alex Carder, JR, Western Michigan
Zach Collaros, SR, Cincinnati
Kirk Cousins, SR, Michigan State
Austin Davis, SR, Southern Miss
Dominique Davis, SR, East Carolina
Nick Foles, JR, Arizona
Robert Griffin III, JR, Baylor
Chandler Harnish, SR, Northern Illinois
Landry Jones, JR, Oklahoma
Case Keenum, SR, Houston
G.J. Kinne, JR, Tulsa
Ryan Lindley, SR, San Diego State
Andrew Luck, JR, Stanford
Taylor Martinez, SO, Nebraska
Bryant Moniz, SR, Hawaii
Kellen Moore, SR, Boise State
Aaron Murray, SO, Georgia
Danny O’Brien, SO, Maryland
Kyle Padron, JR, SMU
Dan Persa, SR, Northwestern
Chris Relf, SR, Mississippi State
Corey Robinson, SO, Troy
Denard Robinson, JR, Michigan
Geno Smith, JR, West Virginia
Tino Sunseri, JR, Pittsburgh
Ryan Tannehill, SR, Texas A&M
Darren Thomas, JR, Oregon
Brandon Weeden, SR, Oklahoma State
Jordan Wynn, JR, Utah

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5 Responses to “Manning Award releases watch list”
  1. lakesidegator says: Aug 16, 2011 8:57 AM

    John Brantley not on watch list.
    Everybody, WATCH OUT!!

  2. bigirishphan says: Aug 16, 2011 10:42 AM

    No Dayne Crist? Go Irish!

  3. kingdavid56 says: Aug 16, 2011 10:47 AM

    Who cares.

  4. freemantowilliams says: Aug 16, 2011 12:11 PM

    Wow. No EJ huh? Zach Collaros? Tino Sunseri? wth is going on?!? SMH. GO NOLES!!!

  5. corvusrex96 says: Aug 16, 2011 4:13 PM

    and here I thought the Manning Award went to the winning QB of the Citrus Bowl.

    Just like Steve Spurrier said after beating Tennessee , and sending them and Manning to the Citrus (2nd place SEC team) while FL went on to one of the major bowls, “you can’t spell Citrus without a U and a T” .

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