Diondre Borel From Utah State Added to Manning Award Watch List park
Diondre Borel (official bio) from Utah State becomes the second Western Athletic Conference quarterback to be added to the Manning Award Watch List as he is the fifth player named by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in its daily release of honorees. The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is releasing the Watch List one player at a time on its official Facebook and Twitter pages. The award has honored the top quarterback in the nation for the past six years.
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Borel led the WAC in total offense and ranked 17th in the FBS with 278.6 yards per game last year. He set a Utah State record by amassing 3,343 yards of total offense, topping the previous mark of 3,260 yards by Anthony Calvillo in 1993. He also registered five 300-yard passing games, including a career-high 369 at Idaho and a 316-yard performance on just 15 completions against Southern Utah – setting the school record for yards per completion with 21.1. Borel, who had four multi-TD passing outings, is also the school record holder for rushing yards by a QB in a season (632 in 2008) and a career (1,100, 2007-present). His four interceptions also set an Aggie school record while tying for the second-fewest in the nation last season. The Aggies open the 2010 season at Oklahoma on Sept. 4.
Manning Award Watch List (Final)
|Matt Barkley, USC||So.||211-352||.599||2,735||15||14||9|
|Diondre Borel, Utah St.||Sr.||214-366||.585||2,885||17||4||4|
|Ryan Colburn , Fresno St.||Sr.||181-298||.607||2,459||19||11||8|
|Zach Collaros, Cincinnati||Jr.||93-124||.750||1,434||10||2||4|
|Kirk Cousins, Michigan St.||Jr.||198-328||.604||2,680||19||9||5|
|Andy Dalton, TCU||Sr.||199-323||.616||2,756||23||8||12|
|Dwight Dasher, Middle Tenn.||Sr.||219-399||.549||2,789||23||14||10|
|Ricky Dobbs, Navy||Sr.||56-105||.533||1,031||6||3||9|
|Nathan Enderle, Idaho||Sr.||192-312||.615||2,906||22||9||8|
|Nick Foles, Arizona||Jr.||260-409||.636||2,486||19||9||6|
|Blaine Gabbert, Missouri||Jr.||262-445||.589||3,593||24||9||8|
|Robert Griffin, III, Baylor||So.||45-69||.652||481||4||0||2|
|Jacory Harris, Miami||Jr.||242-406||.596||3,352||24||17||9|
|Jordan Jefferson, LSU||Jr.||182-296||.615||2,166||17||7||8|
|Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M||Sr.||296-497||.596||3,579||30||8||6|
|Landry Jones, Oklahoma||So.||261-449||.581||3,198||26||14||7|
|Colin Kaepernick , Nevada||Sr.||166-282||.589||2,052||20||6||8|
|Case Keenum, Houston||Sr.||492-700||.703||5,671||44||15||10|
|G.J. Kinne, Tulsa||Jr.||210-345||.609||2,732||22||10||5|
|Jake Locker , Washington||Sr.||230-395||.582||2,800||21||11||5|
|Andrew Luck, Stanford||So.||162-288||.563||2,575||13||4||8|
|Ryan Mallett , Arkansas||Jr.||225-403||.558||3,627||30||7||8|
|Greg McElroy, Alabama||Sr.||198-325||.609||2,508||17||4||14|
|Kellen Moore, Boise St.||Jr.||277-431||.643||3,536||39||3||14|
|Joshua Nesbitt, Ga. Tech||Sr.||75-162||.463||1,701||10||5||11|
|Kyle Padron, SMU||So.||135-201||.672||1,922||10||4||5|
|Christian Ponder, Florida St.||Sr.||227-330||.688||2,717||14||7||4|
|Terrelle Pryor, Ohio St.||Jr.||167-295||.566||2,094||18||11||11|
|Kevin Riley, California||Sr.||209-382||.547||2,850||18||8||8|
|Ricky Stanzi , Iowa||Sr.||171-304||.563||2,417||17||15||11|
|Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech||Sr.||136-243||.560||2,311||13||5||10|
|Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin||Sr.||211-328||.643||2,705||16||11||10|
|Russell Wilson, N.C. State||Jr.||224-378||.593||3,027||31||11||5|
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes into consideration the candidates' bowl performances. Ten finalists will be selected in late-November and the winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans.
The preseason Watch List recognizes some of the top quarterbacks in the nation based on previous collegiate performance, however, every quarterback in the nation remains eligible for the honor. Additional quarterbacks may be added to the Watch List after the start of the season. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Monday, Nov. 29. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The Manning Award will be recognizing its seventh winner this year. USC's Matt Leinart was the inaugural winner of the award in 2005, followed by Texas' Vince Young in 2006. Both went on to be top 10 NFL draft picks. In 2007, LSU's JaMarcus Russell earned the award and was the NFL's No. 1 draft pick. Boston College's Matt Ryan claimed the award in 2008 and was drafted No. 3, quickly becoming the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2009, Florida star Tim Tebow earned the honor – he also went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Last year's winner was Texas signal-caller Colt McCoy, the winningest quarterback in college football history. McCoy was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft.