TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State redshirt sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston was named a finalist for the Manning Award for the second straight year on Wednesday.
The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced 11 finalists for this year’s award. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. 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 takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.
Winston captured the Manning Award in 2013 after his record-breaking debut season.
The Bessemer, Ala., native has continued his success in 2014, leading the Seminoles to their second-straight undefeated regular season and a third consecutive appearance in the ACC Championship Game.
Winston, who was a repeat selection to the All-ACC First Team earlier this week, leads the conference in passing yards (3,250), passing yards per game (295.0) and completion percentage (65.1 percent). He has also tossed 21 touchdowns.
Winston and the Seminoles face Georgia Tech on Saturday night in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Field in Charlotte, N.C.