Prescott picked as Manning Award finalist

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

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

 Name  Cl.  School  QBR  C  A  Pct.  Yards  TDs  INT  Wins  Rushing
 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
 Cody Kessler  Jr.  USC  80.6  292  413  .707  3,505  36  4  8  NA
 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

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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