Miami Star Jacory Harris Joins Manning Award Watch List park
Miami's Jacory Harris (official bio) jumped into the national spotlight early last season and with a year of full-time experience under his belt, he could challenge for multiple national honors in 2010, including the Manning Quarterback Award, for which he becomes the eighth player added to its preseason Watch List. The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is releasing the Watch List one player per day through its official Facebook and Twitter pages. The award has honored the top quarterback in the nation for the past six years.
Harris threw for 3,352 yards as a sophomore – the first Miami quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season since Ken Dorsey in 2002. He tallied four 300-yard passing games including three in the last six games of the season. Entering his junior year, the Miami high school product's numbers from last year rank in the top-10 in many of the Hurricanes' single-season record book categories, including pass completions (second, 242), passing yards (fourth, 3352), touchdown passes (sixth, 24) and total offense (fifth, 3,133 yards). The key question for Harris is a thumb injury suffered last November. He underwent ligament surgery on the thumb in January and was forced to miss spring practice, however, he is expected to be ready to go for Hurricanes' preseason camp on Aug. 5. Miami, ranked in the top-20 in most preseason polls, opens the 2010 campaign with a Thursday (Sept. 2) matchup against Florida A&M in Miami Gardens.
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.