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Murray Named To Manning Award Watch List

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia redshirt sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray has been named to the Manning Award Watch List, according to an announcement by the award's sponsor, the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The list includes 31 of the nation's top quarterbacks, including two others from the Southeastern Conference.  The winner will be announced after the January bowls 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 list of 10 finalists will be released on Monday, Nov. 28.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 18.  The Manning Award will be recognizing its eighth winner this year.

Murray, a native of Tampa, Fla., was tabbed a Freshman All-American following last season when he set a UGA freshman record with 3,049 passing yards, which ranks second in SEC history for freshmen.  Murray's passing efficiency of 154.48 was also the best in the country among all freshmen quarterbacks and second best in school history among all quarterbacks.

Murray has already been named to the watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the College Football Performance Awards-Quarterbacks.

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