CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong was announced as one of 15 midseason additions to The Manning Award Watch List, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Armstrong has been listed as one of the awards eight stars of the week twice this season (Sept. 13 and Oct. 11). He is one of seven signal callers nationally to claim the weekly honor twice this year and the only quarterback from the ACC to be recognized multiple times this season.
Going into this weekend, Armstrong leads the country in both passing yards (2,824) and total offense (2,902). Earlier this season against North Carolina, he set the program’s single game passing record, throwing for 554 yards. It stands as the most yards in a game by an FBS quarterback this season. He has thrown for 400 yards four times, a feat that no other Power-5 quarterback has accomplished more than twice in 2021.
Through just seven games, Armstrong’s 2,824 yards passing are the sixth-most in a single season in school history. He has been recognized as the ACC Quarterback of the Week four times, tying the school mark set by Shawn Moore in 1990.
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 college football quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting; therefore, it is presented annually following the completion of the bowl season.
Finalists the honor will be determined by a selected panel of national media covering college football, as well as each of the Mannings. That list will be released on Thursday, December 2 and the winner is scheduled to be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.