Padron Named To Manning Award Watch List
Aug. 15, 2011
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU junior Kyle Padron has been named to the Watch List for the 2011 Manning Award Watch List, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced today.
Padron, from Southlake, started all 14 games last season and was named All-Conference USA honorable mention in 2010. He notched SMU records in passing yards (3,828), total yards (4,072), touchdowns (31), completions (302) and attempts (508) and passed for over 300 yards on six occasions.
This continues a string of Mustangs on pre-season award lists. Padron was also named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. Kelvin Beachum, Ja'Gared Davis, Zach Line and Taylor Thompson were named preseason All-Conference USA. Beachum, Davis, Thompson and Taylor Reed were named to the Official Watch List for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award. Beachum has been named to the Outland List, Thompson has made the Nagurski Award List, Cole Beasley and Darius Johnson were named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, Line was named to the Watch List for the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards, Thompson And Margus Hunt were selected to the Pony Express Award Watch List and Blake McJunkin was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List.
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The preseason Watch List recognizes 31 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. 28. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The Manning Award will be recognizing its eighth winner this year. Quarterbacks from all 120 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 24. The Foundation and the Selection Committee will announce three finalists on Monday, Nov. 21. The 2011 Davey O'Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 8.
2011 Manning Award Watch List Matt Barkley, JR, USC Tyler Bray, SO, Tennessee Alex Carder, JR, Western Michigan Zach Collaros, SR, Cincinnati Kirk Cousins, SR, Michigan State Austin Davis, SR, Southern Miss Dominique Davis, SR, East Carolina Nick Foles, JR, Arizona Robert Griffin III, JR, Baylor Chandler Harnish, SR, Northern Illinois Landry Jones, JR, Oklahoma Case Keenum, SR, Houston G.J. Kinne, JR, Tulsa Ryan Lindley, SR, San Diego State Andrew Luck, JR, Stanford Taylor Martinez, SO, Nebraska Bryant Moniz, SR, Hawaii Kellen Moore, SR, Boise State Aaron Murray, SO, Georgia Danny O'Brien, SO, Maryland Kyle Padron, JR, SMU Dan Persa, SR, Northwestern Chris Relf, SR, Mississippi State Corey Robinson, SO, Troy Denard Robinson, JR, Michigan Geno Smith, JR, West Virginia Tino Sunseri, JR, Pittsburgh Ryan Tannehill, SR, Texas A&M Darren Thomas, JR, Oregon Brandon Weeden, SR, Oklahoma State Jordan Wynn, JR, Utah