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Navy QB Reynolds named to Manning Award watch list

Posted on 14 August 2014 by WNST Staff

Keenan Reynolds One Of 32 Quarterbacks Named To The Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Watch List

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Thursday. The list includes 32 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2014 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.

 

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

 

“This is always a great time of year with college football ramping up once again,” said Archie Manning. “We have a very strong group of 32 quarterbacks on our Watch List this year and we’ve seen them all in action, but every year there are new guys who jump right in and become stars. That’s what makes college football such a wonderful sport – you never know what might happen once the teams get out on the field.”

 

Additional quarterbacks may be added to the Watch List after the start of the season. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

 

This year’s Watch List includes players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Pac-12 leads the way with seven selections, followed by the Big Ten with five and the Big 12 with four. There are 18 seniors on the list while the junior class is represented by 10 quarterbacks. Rounding out the 32 are four sophomores, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston, who will look to be the first repeat winner of the honor. In addition to Winston, Oregon senior Marcus Mariota and Baylor senior Bryce Petty are returning finalists.

 

2014-15 Manning Award Watch List

Anthony Boone              Duke                             Sr.

Terrance Broadway       ULL                                 Sr.

Shane Carden                  East Carolina              Sr.

Rakeem Cato                   Marshall                       Sr.

Connor Cook                    Michigan State          Jr.

Cody Fajardo                   Nevada                        Sr.

Devin Gardner                Michigan                      Sr.

Garrett Grayson             Colorado State          Sr.

Connor Halliday              Washington State    Sr.

Taylor Heinicke               Old Dominion            Sr.

Taysom Hill                       BYU                                Jr.

Kevin Hogan                     Stanford                      Sr.

Brett Hundley                  UCLA                             Jr.

Matt Johnson                  Bowling Green          Jr.

Chuckie Keeton              Utah State                  Sr.

Taylor Kelly                       Arizona State             Sr.

Cody Kessler                    USC                                Jr.

Trevor Knight                   Oklahoma                   So.

Sean Mannion                 Oregon State             Sr.

Marcus Mariota              Oregon                         Jr.

Nick Marshall                   Auburn                         Sr.

Braxton Miller                 Ohio State                   Sr.

Bryce Petty                       Baylor                           Sr.

Dak Prescott                    Mississippi State       Jr.

Keenan Reynolds           Navy                              Jr.

Jake Rudock                     Iowa                              Jr.

Nate Sudfeld                   Indiana                         Jr.

P.J. Walker                        Temple                         So.

Bo Wallace                        Ole Miss                       Sr.

Jake Waters                     Kansas State              Sr.

Davis Webb                      Texas Tech                  So.

Jameis Winston              Florida State               So.

 

“We have had the opportunity to recognize 10 outstanding quarterbacks with the Manning Award,” said Paul Hoolahan, Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO. “It is truly a great honor for the Allstate Sugar Bowl to sponsor this award and we wish the best of luck to every quarterback and team in the country for another great year of college football.”

 

Reynolds is coming off one of the greatest seasons by a Navy football player in school history, rushing for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. His 31 rushing touchdowns was not only a school record, but an NCAA record for a quarterback as well. Reynolds was just the fourth player in NCAA history (any position) to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.

He finished the 2013 campaign No. 1 in the country in scoring per game (14.7 points per contest), tied for first in touchdowns (31) and tied for 11th in points responsible for per game (18.2). His 1,3446 rushing yards are the 14th most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the third most in school history by any player. His seven rushing touchdowns against San Jose State set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in any game and tied the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by any player against an FBS opponent.

Reynolds scored 188 points in 2013, eclipsing the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. His 236 points responsible for (31 rushing touchdowns, eight passing touchdowns, one two-point conversion) shattered the previous school record of 198 set by Ricky Dobbs in 2009.

Reynolds has led Navy to five fourth quarter comebacks in his first two seasons, which is the second most fourth quarter comebacks in the country among active quarterbacks. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has engineered six fourth quarter comebacks.

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

 

Tickets are still available for Navy’s season opener against sixth ranked Ohio State on Saturday, August 30th at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 12 noon.

 

Tickets are $75 for the lower and upper levels and $125 for club seats.  To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or you can buy them on the web at: http://bit.ly/1vxIyoF

 

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

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