Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is one of 11 finalists for this year's Manning Award, which honors college football's best quarterback.
|J.T. BARRETT||OHIO STATE|
|TRACE MCSORLEY||PENN STATE|
|MASON RUDOLPH||OKLAHOMA STATE|
It is the second straight season Barrett has been named as a finalist for the award, having also been named one of 10 finalists last year, when Clemson's Deshaun Watson ultimately won the award. Barrett was also a finalist for the award in 2014.
The Manning Award is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates' bowl performances into consideration, and will be awarded after the postseason has concluded.
Barrett is also a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, which also honors college football's best quarterback and will be presented at the Home Depot Awards in Atlanta next Thursday. He was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which honors college football's best senior quarterback, but Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph was announced as the winner of that award on Thursday.
Barrett was named Thursday as the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, making him the first three-time winner of that award.