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|Awarded for||the collegiate American football quarterback adjudged to be the best in the United States|
|Presented by||Sugar Bowl Committee|
|Currently held by||Johnny Manziel|
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.
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.
|2004||Matt Leinart||Southern California|
|2006||JaMarcus Russell||Louisiana State|
|2007||Matt Ryan||Boston College|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
Trophies won by school
- Manning Award. Allstate Sugar Bowl official website. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- Manning Award webpage. Allstate Sugar Bowl official website
- Colt Mcoy Wins Manning Award - Mack Brown - Texas Football
- Robert Griffin III wins 2012 Manning Ward - BaylorBears.com