A day after receiving the Conerly Trophy, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott got more good news as the junior was named as a finalist for the Manning Award, given to the best quarterback in college football.
Prescott is still one of 11 signal callers still in the running for the honor, which will be presented on Jan. 14. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder won the Manning Award National Quarterback of the Week five times this season. Florida State quarterback Jamies Winston won the Manning Award last year.
Prescott set 10 school single-season records this fall completing 61.2-percent of his passes for 2,996 yards and 24 touchdowns while also adding 939 yards on the ground and 13 more scores.
The Haughton, La., native is also a finalist for the Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards.
2014 Manning Award Finalists
|J.T. Barrett||Fr.||Ohio State||85.6||203||314||.647||2,834||34||10||11||938 yds, 11 TDs|
|Trevone Boykin||Jr.||TCU||71.2||249||420||.593||3,254||26||6||10||598 yds, 8 TDs|
|Rakeem Cato||Sr.||Marshall||72.7||217||368||.590||3,314||35||12||11||429 yds, 6 TDs|
|Garrett Grayson||Sr.||Colorado St.||73.4||250||386||.648||3,779||32||6||10||NA|
|Brett Hundley||Jr.||UCLA||77.1||259||368||.704||3,019||21||5||9||548 yds, 8 TDs|
|Marcus Mariota||Jr.||Oregon||92.8||229||334||.686||3,470||36||2||11||636 yds, 11 TDs|
|Bryce Petty||Sr.||Baylor||68.9||200||337||.593||2,893||25||5||9||131 yds, 4 TDs|
|Dak Prescott||Jr.||Mississippi St.||78.4||211||345||.612||2,996||24||10||10||939 yds, 13 TDs|
|Blake Sims||Sr.||Alabama||87.9||207||328||.631||2,988||24||7||11||302 yds, 6 TDs|
|Jameis Winston||So.||Florida St.||73.9||255||392||.651||3,250||21||17||12||NA|