Tigers’ White named to Manning Award Watch List
Memphis quarterback one to watch in 2020 season
gotigersgo.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis quarterback Brady White was named to the Manning Award Watch List released Thursday.
White is also on the Davey O'Brien, Wuerffel Trophy and Maxwell Award watch lists and was a finalist on the Manning Award list last season.
Heading in to his third season at Memphis, White ranks fourth in the Memphis career record book with 7,310 passing career yards and 59 touchdown passes. He is the only FBS quarterback returning in 2020 who passed for over 4,000 yards in 2019.
His 4,014 yards last season was the second-best mark in program history and was a key to Memphis' 12-2 season, American Athletic Conference Championship and Goodyear Cotton Bowl appearance.
White joined the Tiger roster in 2018 after graduating from Arizona State. He helped Memphis to an 8-6 record, an AAC West Division championship and a Birmingham Bowl appearance in year one. He graduated with his master's degree in August of 2019 and is currently enrolled in a doctorate program at Memphis.
He is one of six Tigers named to a preseason watch list. TJ Carter (Jim Thorpe), Damonte Coxie (Biletnikoff, Maxwell), Kenneth Gainwell (Doak Walker, Maxwell Award), Dylan Parham (Outland Trophy) and Riley Patterson (Lou Groza) have joined White (Davey O'Brien, Maxwell Award, Wuerffel Trophy, Manning Award) has watch list Tigers for the upcoming 2020 season.
Memphis is slated to open its 2020 season at home on September 5 against Arkansas State.
About the Manning Award
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 awards that includes candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.
The West Memphis Blue Devils are back in action with the first onfield practice of the 2020 football season on Monday. Practice was conducted under strict COVID-19 guidelines.
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