Prescott on Manning Award watch list

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott has received plenty of attention this offseason.

The junior quarterback received a little more Thursday after being named to the Manning Award watch list.

Prescott has completed 58.8-percent of his passes during his career for 2,134 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has also rushed 166 times for 947 yards and 17 more scores.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder from Haughton, La., started seven games last season and was named the most valuable player of the Liberty Bowl.

The Manning Award is given annually to the nation’s top signal caller and is the only award that takes the quarterback’s bowl performance into account. It is named after Archie Manning and his sons Peyton and Eli.

32 quarterbacks are on the initial watch list and a list of the 10 finalists will be released on Nov. 26. The winner will be announce on Jan. 14.

Prescott is also a candidate for the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award.

2014-15 Manning Award Preseason Watch List (2013 stats)

 Name, School
 Cmp-Att  Pct.  Yards  TDs  INT  QBR  Rushing
 Anthony Boone, Duke 206-322 64.0 2,260 13 13 74.1 214 yds, 5 TDs
 Terrance Broadway, UL-Lafayette 166-266 62.4 2,419 19 12 65.6 442 yds, 8 TDs
 Shane Carden, East Carolina 387-549 70.5 4,139 33 10 73.0 103 yds, 10 TDs
 Rakeem Cato, Marshall 298-499 59.7 3,916 39 9 77.1 294 yds, 6 TDs
 Connor Cook, Michigan State 223-380 58.7 2,755 22 6 68.9 NA
 Cody Fajardo, Nevada 243-358 67.9 2,668 13 3 68.8 621 yds, 8 TDs
 Devin Gardner, Michigan 208-345 60.3 2,960 21 11 65.0 483 yds, 11 TDs
 Garrett Grayson, Colorado State 297-478 62.1 3,696 23 11 44.9 119 yds, 2 TDs
 Connor Halliday, Washington St. 449-714 62.9 4,597 34 22 58.2 NA
 Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 340-486 70.0 4,022 33 8 78.5 348 yds, 5 TDs
 Taysom Hill, BYU 236-438 53.9 2,938 19 14 69.3 1,344 yds, 10 TDs
 Kevin Hogan, Stanford 180-295 61.0 2,630 20 10 80.5 355 yds, 2 TDs
 Brett Hundley, UCLA 248-369 67.2 3,071 24 9 82.3 748 yds, 11 TDs
 Matt Johnson, Bowling Green 237-369 64.2 3,467 25 7 70.6 238 yds, 5 TDs
 Chuckie Keeton, Utah State 136-196 69.4 1,388 18 2 79.8 241 yds, 2 TDs
 Taylor Kelly, Arizona State 302-484 62.4 3,635 28 12 74.9 608 yds, 9 TDs
 Cody Kessler, USC 236-361 65.4 2,968 20 7 66.1 NA
 Trevor Knight, Oklahoma 79-134 59.0 819 9 5 73.1 445 yds, 2 TDs
 Sean Mannion, Oregon State 400-603 66.3 4,662 37 15 74.1 NA
 Marcus Mariota, Oregon 245-386 63.5 3,665 31 4 88.0 715 yds, 9 TDs
 Nick Marshall, Auburn 142-239 59.4 1,976 14 6 81.9 1,068 yds, 12 TDs
 Braxton Miller, Ohio 162-255 63.5 2,094 24 7 81.3 1,068 yds, 12 TDs
 Bryce Petty, Baylor 250-403 62.0 4,200 32 3 86.6 209 yds, 14 TDs
 Dak Prescott, Mississippi St. 156-267 58.4 1,940 10 7 85.7 829 yds, 13 TDs
 Keenan Reynolds, Navy 68-128 53.1 1,057 8 2 47.7 1,346 yds, 31 TDs
 Jake Rudock, Iowa 204-346 59.0 2,383 18 13 62.2 218 yds, 5 TDs
 Nate Sudfeld, Indiana 194-322 60.2 2,523 21 9 71.3 NA
 P.J. Walker, Temple 152-250 60.8 2,084 20 8 69.7 332 yds, 3 TDs
 Bo Wallace, Ole Miss 283-437 64.8 3,346 18 10 72.1 355 yds, 6 TDs
 Jake Waters, Kansas State 159-260 61.2 2,469 18 9 66.6 312 yds, 6 TDs
 Davis Webb, Texas Tech 226-361 62.6 2,718 20 9 79.7 NA
 Jameis Winston, Florida State 257-384 66.9 4,057 40 10 89.4 219 yds, 4 TDs

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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