Manning Award Watch List, 2012-13The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Tuesday, July 31. The list included 25 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2012 season. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans.

"This is always an exciting time of year for college football players, coaches and fans," said Archie Manning. "It's a time of great anticipation for the upcoming season and we like to add to that by recognizing some of the best quarterbacks returning to the field. It's always a challenge to limit the numbers on our Watch List, but we want to remind everyone that every quarterback in the country is eligible to win this honor and we can't wait to see how another great year plays out."

This year's Watch List includes players from all eight Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 lead the way with five honorees, while the Atlantic Coast Conference has four quarterbacks on the list and the Big Ten has three.

2012-13 Manning Award Watch List (preseason, 2011 stats)
 Name, School
 Cmp-Att  Pct.  Yards  TDs  INT  Eff.  Rushing
 Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State
 304-476  .639  3,588  19  16  133.6  588 yds, 10 TDs
 Matt Barkley, USC
 308-446  .691  3,528  39  7  161.2  --
 Tajh Boyd, Clemson
 298-499  .597  3,828  33  12  141.2  218 yds, 5 TDs
 Tyler Bray, Tennessee
 147-247  .595  1,983  17  6  144.8  --
 Alex Carder, Western Michigan
 330-502  .657  3,873  31  14  145.3  270 yds, 4 TDs
 Derek Carr, Fresno State
 279-446  .626  3,544  26  9  144.5  --
 Seth Doege, Texas Tech
 398-581  .685  4,004  28  10  138.9  --
 James Franklin, Missouri
 238-376  .633  2,865  21  11  139.9  981 yds, 15 TDs
 Blaine Gautier, UL Lafayette
 216-344  .628  2,958  23  6  153.6  486 yds, 3 TDs
 Mike Glennon, N.C. State
 283-453  .625  3,054  31  12  136.4  --
 Landry Jones, Oklahoma
 355-562  .632  4,463  29  15  141.6  --
 Collin Klein, Kansas State
 161-281  .573  1,918  13  6  125.6  1,141 yds, 27 TDs
 Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
 162-288  .563  2,089  13  8  126.5  874 yds, 9 TDs
 AJ McCarron, Alabama
 219-328  .668  2,634  16  5  147.3  --
 Aaron Murray, Georgia
 238-403  .591  3,149  35  14  146.4  --
 Casey Paschall, TCU
 228-343  .665  2,921  25  7  158.0  --
 Keith Price, Washington
 242-362  .669  3,063  33  11  161.9  --
 Bryn Renner, North Carolina
 239-350  .683  3,086  26  13  159.4  --
 Denard Robinson, Michigan
 142-258  .550  2,173  20  15  139.7  1,176 yds, 16 TDs
 Brett Smith, Wyoming
 253-415  .610  2,622  20  11  124.6  710 yds, 10 TDs
 Geno Smith, West Virginia
 346-526  .658  4,385  31  7  152.6  --
 Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
 265-413  .642  3,306  28  10  148.9  658 yds, 10 TDs
 Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
 234-391  .598  3,013  19  10  135.5  469 yds, 11 TDs
 James Vandenberg, Iowa
 237-404  .587  3,022  25  7  138.4  --
 Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
 277-438  .632  3,638  24  6  148.4  --


2012 Manning Award Watch List Additions (stats through 10/13/12)

 Name, School
 Cmp-Att  Pct.  Yards  TDs  INT  Eff.  Rushing
 Kolton Browning, UL-Monroe
 146-234  .624  1,606  14  3  137.2  292 yds, 3 TDs
 Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech
 167-238  .702  1,906  18  0  162.4  --
 Rakeem Cato, Marshall
 218-312  .699  2,311  18  6  147.3  --
 Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
 112-164  .683  1,600  14  2  176.0  210 yds, 0 TD
 Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
 109-178  .612  1,487  11  3  148.4  918 yds, 11 TDs
 EJ Manuel, Florida State
 132-183  .721  1,804  14  4  175.8  186 yds, 1 TD
 Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
 128-190  .674  1,680  14  3  162.8  676 yds, 10 TDs
 Marcus Mariota, Oregon
 114-168  .679  1,301  15  5  156.4  208 yds, 1 TD
 Braxton Miller, Ohio State
 96-159  .604  1,271  11  4  145.3  912 yds, 9 TDs
 Tyler Russell, Mississippi State
 105-182  .577  1,382  12  1  142.1  --

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