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Shaw On Watch List

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw earned placement on another award watch list, picking up a spot on the Manning Award list, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The current South Carolina leader in career pass-completion percentage, Shaw stands ninth in career pass completions (300) and seventh…

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw earned placement on another award watch list, picking up a spot on the Manning Award list, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The current South Carolina leader in career pass-completion percentage, Shaw stands ninth in career pass completions (300) and seventh in career passing touchdowns (32). He enters 2013 with a 17-3 record all-time as a starting quarterback, ranking as one of two Gamecocks in history with 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing in a career alongside Jeff Grantz. Twice a 2013 SEC Offensive Player of the Week, Shaw and the Gamecocks posted an 11-2 record last season, with the Flowery Branch, Ga., native setting a school record with a 67.5 percent completion rate.

Shaw stands among five SEC signal callers who made the 30-man list, which came from ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating from last year. The system measures a quarterback’s contributions to scoring on each play (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles and penalties), accounting for game context (down, distance, yard line, time remaining and score) and adjusting for opponent strength.

The winner will still be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings. 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 candidate’s bowl performances in its balloting. The 10 finalists will be released on Wed., Nov. 27, with the winner announced on Wed., Jan. 8. This is the 10th season for the Manning Award.

South Carolina opens its fall practice this evening in preparation for the Thurs., Aug. 29 opener against North Carolina. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EDT against the Tar Heels, with ESPN televising the game nationally.

Manning Award Watch List

David Ash, Texas
Blake Bortles, UCF
Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
Terrance Broadway, Louisiana-Lafayette
Kolton Browning, Louisiana-Monroe
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Rakeem Cato, Marshall
Kain Colter, Northwestern
Cody Fajardo, Nevada
David Fales, San Jose State
Brett Hundley, UCLA
Chuckie Keeton, Utah State
Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
Logan Kilgore, Middle Tennessee State
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Sean Mannion, Oregon State
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
AJ McCarron, Alabama
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Stephen Morris, Miami (Fla.)
Aaron Murray, Georgia
Bryn Renner, North Carolina
Connor Shaw, South Carolina
Brett Smith, Wyoming
Joe Southwick, Boise State
Eric Soza, Texas-San Antonio
Bo Wallace, Mississippi

(Editor’s Note: The above communication is a news release from the University of South Carolina and does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of FITSNews.com. To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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28 comments

GreenvilleLwyr August 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I have the utmost respect for Shawl, both as a football player and as a man. However, I don’t think he is an elite quarterback.

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Smirks August 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I like Shaw, he’s a pretty good player, but I don’t think he’s the best in college football either. That being said, he’s a helluva lot better than the Gamecocks have had in the past.

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lowcorider August 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

True.

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Hmmm August 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thats not saying much when you Phil Petty, Todd Ellis and Anthony Wright are on USC’s All-Time QB list…

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9" August 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Too young to remember,Dan Reeves? Carolina’s best.And the only ,Gamecock worthy of an all-time nationwide mention…

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GreenvilleLwyr August 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I have the utmost respect for Shaw, both as a football player and as a man. However, I don’t think he is an elite quarterback.

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Smirks August 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I like Shaw, he’s a pretty good player, but I don’t think he’s the best in college football either. That being said, he’s a helluva lot better than the Gamecocks have had in the past.

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Lowcorider August 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

True.

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Hmmm August 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thats not saying much when you Phil Petty, Todd Ellis and Anthony Wright are on USC’s All-Time QB list…

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9" August 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Too young to remember,Dan Reeves? Carolina’s best.And the only ,Gamecock worthy of an all-time nationwide mention…

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Same ol' Same ol' August 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

He stepped up and performed admirably. Too bad he was in the shadows so long.

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Same ol' Same ol' August 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

He stepped up and performed admirably. Too bad he was in the shadows so long.

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Cicero August 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Um, no disrespect, but this is a loooooong ass list. I can’t wait to watch him this season, but . . . elite? Nah.

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Cicero August 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Um, no disrespect, but this is a loooooong ass list. I can’t wait to watch him this season, but . . . elite? Nah.

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southmauldin August 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I expect Renner to drop down on this list once Clowney has him for dinner in 27 short days.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I can’t wait. UNC fans are so fucking arrogant.

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southmauldin August 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I expect Renner to drop down on this list once Clowney has him for dinner in 27 short days.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I can’t wait. UNC fans are so fucking arrogant.

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Bonner August 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Not familiar with all the names on the above list, but Shaw fits right in with the best of them.

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Bonner August 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Not familiar with all the names on the above list, but Shaw fits right in with the best of them.

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Squishy123 August 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Yeah, watch and see if he can pay a complete game without getting hurt. I’ve heard of a glass jaw, but this kid has a glass body.

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Squishy123 August 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Yeah, watch and see if he can pay a complete game without getting hurt. I’ve heard of a glass jaw, but this kid has a glass body.

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lawzoo August 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

He’s 17-3 as a starter. That is remarkable for Carolina historically and presently but hopefully not so much in the future. Hope even better numbers to come.

However as far as skills Conner is not superb in any except on rare occasions when
he is “on”. (UK in 2011)

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lawzoo August 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

He’s 17-3 as a starter. That is remarkable for Carolina historically and presently but hopefully not so much in the future. Hope even better numbers to come.

However as far as skills Conner is not superb in any except on rare occasions when
he is “on”. (UK in 2011)

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9" August 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Why isn’t EMORY on that list…..?

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9" August 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Why isn’t EMORY on that list…..?

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9" August 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Shaw is fragile. S Carolina’s all-time best quarterback was,Dan Reeves.

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9" August 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Shaw is fragile. S Carolina’s all-time best quarterback was,Dan Reeves.

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