Mallett finalist for Manning award

Published: December 1, 2009 at 2:26 p.m. - Updated: December 1, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett during the Razorbacks’ game Nov. 21 against Mississippi State in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Marc F. Henning
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett during the Razorbacks’ game Nov. 21 against Mississippi State in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

First-year Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is a finalist for the Manning award, as is last year's winner, Florida's Tim Tebow.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. The Manning Award is the only quarterback award in college football that takes into consideration the candidates' bowl performances.

On the season, Mallett is 210-of-367 for 3,422 yards with 29 touchdowns. He has matched or passed 12 different school records as a Razorback. Currently, he leads the SEC in passing and total offense.

Mallett has passed for at least one touchdown in 11 of 12 games as a Razorback and in 13 of his 15 career starts.

The 10 finalists:

Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame

Andy Dalton, TCU

Max Hall, BYU

Case Keenum, Houston

Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

Colt McCoy, Texas

Kellen Moore, Boise State

Tony Pike, Cincinnati

Tim Tebow, Florida

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