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UL's Broadway named to Manning Award Watch List

Terrance Broadway (Source: UL Athletics) Terrance Broadway (Source: UL Athletics)
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns quarterback Terrance Broadway was named to the 2014 Manning Award Watch List on Thursday.

The former Capitol High School star ranks third in school history in passing touchdowns (36) and is fifth in both passing yards (5,261) and total offense (6,472).  

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.

The list includes 32 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2014 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.

“This is always a great time of year with college football ramping up once again,” said Archie Manning. “We have a very strong group of 32 quarterbacks on our Watch List this year and we’ve seen them all in action, but every year there are new guys who jump right in and become stars. That’s what makes college football such a wonderful sport – you never know what might happen once the teams get out on the field.”

This year's Watch List includes players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Pac-12 leads the way with seven selections, followed by the Big Ten with five and the Big 12 with four. There are 18 seniors on the list while the junior class is represented by 10 quarterbacks. Rounding out the 32 are four sophomores, including Florida State's Jameis Winston, who will look to be the first repeat winner of the honor. In addition to Winston, Oregon senior Marcus Mariota and Baylor senior Bryce Petty are returning finalists.

2014-15 Manning Award Preseason Watch List: 

Anthony Boone, Duke

Terrance Broadway, UL-Lafayette

Shane Carden, East Carolina

Rakeem Cato, Marshall

Connor Cook, Michigan State

Cody Fajardo, Nevada

Devin Gardner, Michigan

Garrett Grayson, Colorado State

Connor Halliday, Washington St.

Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion

Taysom Hill, BYU

Kevin Hogan, Stanford

Brett Hundley, UCLA

Matt Johnson, Bowling Green

Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Taylor Kelly, Arizona State

Cody Kessler, USC

Trevor Knight, Oklahoma

Sean Mannion, Oregon State

Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Nick Marshall, Auburn

Braxton Miller, Ohio

Bryce Petty, Baylor

Dak Prescott, Mississippi St.

Keenan Reynolds, Navy

Jake Rudock, Iowa

Nate Sudfeld, Indiana

P.J. Walker, Temple

Bo Wallace, Ole Miss

Jake Waters, Kansas State

Davis Webb, Texas Tech

Jameis Winston, Florida State

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