King named finalist for the Manning Award

PEARLAND — Houston quarterback D'Eriq King, the nation's leader in touchdowns responsible for, has been named a finalist for the Manning Award, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced..

The award is presented annually to the nation's best quarterback and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. D'Eriq King | QB | Jr.

Took only 10 games to break The American's single-season record for touchdowns responsible for, finishing with 50 before a season-ending injury in week 11.

Despite missing Houston's final game, King ended the regular season leading the nation in points responsible for (302) and points responsible for per game (27.5).

Ranks No. 4 in passing touchdowns with 36, No. 6 in pass efficiency with a rating of 167.0, No. 8 in total offense with 332.4 yards per game, No. 13 in rushing touchdowns with 14 and No. 17 in passing yards per game at 271.1.

Finished the year with 2,982 passing yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions on 219-of-345 passing. Added 111 rushing attempts for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns along with one reception for 12 yards.

Became only the 13th FBS QB with 400+ yards passing and 100+ yards rushing in a game with his performance against USF.

The only Houston quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game, twice in a season.

Had a rushing touchdown in all 11 games, holding the nation's longest active streak for games with a rushing touchdown.

One of only two quarterbacks in FBS history with at least 35 passing touchdowns and at least 14 rushing touchdowns in a season.