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Finalists for 2013 Manning Award unveiled

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Another day, another award handing out finalists as if they were candy.

This time around it’s the Manning Award’s turn, with the honor that’s the only one to take into account bowl performances naming 10 quarterback finalists for this year’s trophy.

Five seniors, two juniors and two sophomores are up for the 2013 Manning, named in honor of former college quarterbacking greats Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.  Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the only freshman finalist.

Six of the 10 finalists in 2013 were finalists in 2012: Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Alabama’s AJ McCarron and Georgia’s Aaron Murray.

Manziel was the winner of the 2012-13 Manning Award, the first freshman winner in its eight-year history.

Seven different conferences are represented, with the SEC (three) and the ACC (two) the only leagues with more than one finalist.

“This has been another great year for quarterbacks; and it’s getting more interesting as the games get bigger,” Archie Manning said in a statement. “We really appreciate our selection committee’s work in choosing this outstanding group of finalists. I’m looking forward to seeing how they all do over the next couple of weeks and through their bowl games as we prepare to honor our 10th winner in January.”

2013 Manning Award Finalists

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6 Responses to “Finalists for 2013 Manning Award unveiled”
  1. mrlaloosh says: Nov 26, 2013 5:12 PM

    How pompous. Should there be a Harbaugh award for coach of the year. I just wish the egotistical manning family would just go away.

  2. chinahand11 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:13 PM

    What do they win? A plaque and a free week at the Manning Passing Academy?

  3. volfan2012 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    mrlaloosh…you must be an Alabama fan. The Manning’s dominated the Tide. Don’t be bitter. They are great people and the most influential family in football. It’s ok to have an award named after someone. Are you angry at the Heisman family?

  4. richiesnotincognegro says: Nov 26, 2013 9:18 PM

    No Southern bias here.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 27, 2013 11:22 AM

    volfan2012 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    mrlaloosh…you must be an Alabama fan. The Manning’s dominated the Tide. Don’t be bitter. They are great people and the most influential family in football. It’s ok to have an award named after someone. Are you angry at the Heisman family?
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    I’m angry at the Guy family…. how dare they think a kicker is worthy of an award….

  6. mcguy0327 says: Dec 13, 2013 5:45 PM

    I’m an Alabama fan I bleed crimson true the Manning’s dominated us in my opinion Peyton is the best qb in college and pro history. They didn’t start the award the sugar bowl committee started the manning award. And what’s wrong with the Guy family kinda hurts my feelings.

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