Manning Award judges have now named Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman, hailing from Grapevine, to its prestigious watch list for quarterbacks.
Bowman also is under consideration for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Maxwell Award, according to a press release on the Texas Tech University website.
He is one of three Big 12 quarterbacks on the list and one of four sophomores included, according to the release.
This is not Bowman’s first brush with recognition. As a freshman last year, he threw for 2,638 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games played. The quarterback was No. 4 last year for throwing 329.8 yards per game.
He captured more freshman records, including the Big 12 and Texas Tech single-game passing records, making him only the third freshman in NCAA history to throw for at least 600 yards in a game.
The Manning Award honors players who carry on its namesake players, Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning.