Jones, Weeden, Kinne Named To Manning Watch List

Monday, August 15th 2011, 6:24 pm
By: News 9

NEW ORLENAS, Louisiana -- The Allstate Sugar Bowl released the Manning Award Watch List Monday, with OU's Landry Jones, OSU's Brandon Weeden and Tulsa's G.J. Kinne all making the list of the 31 top quarterbacks in the nation.

In 2010 Jones finished second in the nation in passing yards with 4,718 yards, while completing 65.6 percent of his passes. The Sooners' signal caller also tossed 38 touchdown passes, while throwing just 12 interceptions on the season.

One spot behind was Weeden, who amassed 4,227 yards, 34 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on a 342-of-511 passing performance. His record-breaking 2010 totals were good enough for a first-team All-Big 12 selection.

Kinne came in just outside of the top 10 with 3,650 passing yards and 31 touchdowns, while adding 561 yards and 7 scores on the ground and was named the Conference-USA Offensive Player of the Year.

The winner will be announced after the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS National Championship in January, with the winner being honored at a dinner in New Orleans, La.

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