Mississippi State senior Dak Prescott is among the 12 finalists for the Manning Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback. It is the only national award that takes the quarterback’s bowl performance into consideration.
Prescott was also a finalist for the Manning Award last year, which went to former Oregon signal caller Marcus Mariota.
This season, Prescott completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,413 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions while also adding 541 more yards and 10 scores on the ground.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Haughton, La., is one of three SEC quarterbacks named as a finalists along with Arkansas’ Brandon Allen and Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly.
The winner will be announced on Jan. 13.
2015 Manning Award Finalists
|Brandon Allen||Sr.||Arkansas||87.2||224||344||65.1||3,125||29||7||7||116 yds, 1 TD|
|Trevone Boykin||Sr.||TCU||82.3||257||396||64.9||3,575||31||10||10||612 yds, 9 TDs|
|Connor Cook||Sr.||Michigan State||78.0||194||337||57.6||2,730||24||4||10||NA|
|Brandon Doughty||Sr.||Western Kentucky||85.8||322||444||72.5||4,184||42||6||10||NA|
|Kevin Hogan||Sr.||Stanford||85.3||185||271||68.3||2,500||23||7||10||294 yds, 4 TDs|
|Chad Kelly||Jr.||Ole Miss||86.4||277||425||65.2||3,740||27||12||9||427 yds, 10 TDs|
|Paxton Lynch||Jr.||Memphis||81.0||280||406||69.0||3,670||28||3||9||240 yds, 2 TDs|
|Baker Mayfield||Jr.||Oklahoma||82.0||243||354||68.6||3,389||35||5||11||420 yds, 7 TDs|
|Dak Prescott||Sr.||Mississippi State||81.1||291||435||66.9||3,413||25||4||8||541 yds, 10 TDs|
|Keenan Reynolds||Sr.||Navy||71.1||46||84||54.8||964||6||1||9||1,093 yds, 19 TDs|
|Greg Ward, Jr.||Jr.||Houston||80.2||196||283||69.3||2,502||16||5||11||893 yds, 17 TDs|
|Deshaun Watson||So.||Clemson||86.9||261||371||70.4||3,223||27||10||12||756 yds, 9 TDs|