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
|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|