In being named to the Manning Award watch list, D’Eriq King, a senior quarterback for the University of Houston Cougars, joins 30 other players for consideration for the prestigious award.

This accolade follows on the heels of not only his 40th place ranking on ESPN’s Top 50 College Players, but also of being up for five other awards: Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, the Collegiate Football Performance Award and the Eric Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

Nationally, King is a top player, logging 27.5 points responsible per game and is one of three quarterbacks in division history with 35 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns, according to a Cougars’ press release.

He also recorded a single-season record with 50 touchdowns responsible for (36 pass, 14 rush), despite missing the last 2.5 games with injury in 2018, according to the release.

Last year, he captured the American All-Conference Second Team, and was a finalist and semifinalist for the Earl Campbell and Maxwell awards, respectively.


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