American Football Database
Manning Award
Awarded forthe collegiate American football quarterback adjudged to be the best in the United States
Presented bySugar Bowl Committee
CountryUnited States
First awarded2004
Currently held byJohnny Manziel
Official website

The Manning Award has been presented annually since 2004 to the collegiate American football quarterback adjudged by the Sugar Bowl Committee to be the best in the United States. It is the only quarterback award that includes each candidate's postseason-bowl performance in its balloting.[1]

The award is named in honor of former University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) quarterback Archie Manning and his quarterback sons Peyton and Eli. Archie was also the quarterback for the NFL New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. Peyton was the star quarterback at the University of Tennessee as well as with the Indianapolis Colts, and now for the Denver Broncos. Eli was also a star quarterback at Ole Miss and is the current quarterback of the NFL's New York Giants. Both Peyton and Eli were All-America selections during their college careers and both have led their respective professional teams to Super Bowl championships, each winning the Super Bowl MVP award (Peyton with the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI and Eli with the New York Giants in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI). Archie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.


Season Player School
2004 Matt Leinart Southern California
2005 Vince Young Texas
2006 JaMarcus Russell Louisiana State
2007 Matt Ryan Boston College
2008 Tim Tebow Florida
2009 Colt McCoy Texas
2010 Cam Newton Auburn
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Texas 2
Auburn 1
Baylor 1
Boston College 1
Florida 1
Southern California 1
Texas A&M 1


  1. Manning Award. Allstate Sugar Bowl official website. Retrieved 2011-01-08.

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