Jayden De Laura Added to Manning Award Watch List
TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura joins 12 additions to the Manning Award Watch List, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Friday.
De Laura earns the first Manning Award Watch List selection of his collegiate career. His other accolades through seven games this season include Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following the Week-1 win over San Diego State, and Manning Award Star of the Week after completing 33 of 46 attempts for 484 passing yards and six touchdown passes against Colorado on Oct. 1. He also earned Davey O'Brien Great 8 quarterback of the week for the effort against the Buffaloes.
The sophomore from Honolulu is second in the Pac-12 in passing yards per game (324.9), tied for second in passing touchdowns (19), and has thrown for the second-most passing yards in the conference (2,274).
De Laura has completed 63.3% (174-275) of his passes and posted a 74.7 QBR, alongside 71 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He passed for 400 yards and four touchdowns in his most recent game at Washington (10/15). De Laura has recorded three 400-plus passing-yard games, all three of which have come in his last four games.
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. Former quarterback Khalil Tate was the only other Arizona Wildcat to be honored by the Manning Award as a finalist in 2017.
2022 Manning Award Watch List Midseason Additions
|Name, Class, School||Cmp-Att||Pct.||Yards||TD||INT||QBR||Rushing|
|Holton Ahlers, Sr., East Carolina||208-296||70.3||2,435||18||5||79.5||114 yds, 3 TDs|
|Todd Centeio, Sr., James Madison||121-189||64||1,780||17||4||76.3||333 yds, 5 TDs|
|Jayden Daniels, Sr., LSU||165-236||69.9||1,812||12||1||80||524 yds, 9 TDs|
|Jayden de Laura, So., Arizona||174-275||63.3||2,274||19||7||74.7||71 yds, 1 TD|
|Max Duggan, Sr., TCU||133-193||68.9||1,871||19||1||87.1||274 yds, 4 TDs|
|Drake Maye, Fr., North Carolina||162-231||70.1||2,283||24||3||88.6||378 yds, 3 TDs|
|Bo Nix, Sr., Oregon||153-214||71.5||1,809||17||3||88.3||382 yds, 8 TDs|
|Michael Penix Jr., Sr., Washington||230-339||67.8||2,560||22||4||77.9||18 yds, 2 TDs|
|Austin Reed, Sr., Western Kentucky||224-318||70.4||2,442||21||5||68.4||174 yds, 6 TDs|
|Kurtis Rourke, Jr., Ohio||187-273||68.5||2,408||16||3||63.6||189 yds, 4 TDs|
|D.J. Uiagalelei, Jr., Clemson||150-234||64.1||1,803||17||4||69.9||350 yds, 4 TDs|
|Caleb Williams, So., USC||147-230||63.9||1,971||19||1||86.5||235 yds, 3 TDs|
The additions to the Watch List come from eight different conferences with the Pac-12 leading the way with four quarterbacks. The newcomers include seven seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman.
In its first 18 years, the Manning Award has recognized the top names in college football. It has honored quarterbacks from 13 different schools and from four different conferences. The Southeastern Conference (Bryce Young, Joe Burrow, Mac Jones, Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton, JaMarcus Russell, and Tim Tebow) leads the way with seven Manning Award honorees, while the Big 12 Conference (Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Vince Young, Colt McCoy, and Robert Griffin III) has had five winners. The Atlantic Coast Conference (Deshaun Watson twice, Matt Ryan, and Jameis Winston) has had four Manning Award winners. Alabama (Bryce Young and Jones) joins LSU (Burrow and Russell), Oklahoma (Murray and Mayfield), and Texas (McCoy and Vince Young) as the only schools with two different winners.
All the Manning Award winners follow in the footsteps of the Mannings themselves. In college, Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning combined for over 25,000 passing yards and 201 touchdowns while playing in 10 bowl games and earning four bowl MVP awards. Archie was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, while both Peyton and Eli were selected No. 1 overall.
Finalists for the honor will be determined by a select panel of national media covering college football, as well as each of the Mannings. That list will be released on Thursday, December 1 and the winner is scheduled to be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.