July 23, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University quarterback Tyler Tettleton was named to the 2012 Manning Award Watch List on Monday. The Manning Award is given to the nation's top collegiate signal caller and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.
Tettleton (Norman, Okla.) was named to the preseason watch list after he authored one of the finest seasons in school history by an Ohio quarterback last year.
In 2011, Tettleton set 12 single season records, while in the process he became the first quarterback in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards. The Ohio signal-caller also accounted for 38 touchdowns, passing for 28 and rushing for 10. He also finished second on the team in rushing as he totaled 658 yards on the ground.
Following the year, Tettleton earned All-MAC Third Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Third Team and CollegeSportsMadness.com All-MAC Third Team honors.
Earlier this summer, Tettleton was named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. He was also among 33 players, who were selected to the Watch List for the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy. In addition, Tettleton was selected as one of four captains. He is the only junior selected among the four captains.
The overall Watch List for the Manning Award will include 25 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2012 season. 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 includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.
The preseason Watch List recognizes 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. 26. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The Manning Award will be recognizing its ninth winner this year. USC's Matt Leinart was the inaugural winner of the award in 2005.