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Osweiler earns weekly Manning Award Star of the Week


September 12, 2011

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Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler has been named a Manning Award Star of the Week for his performance against No. 21 Missouri. His selection makes him eligible for the Overall Manning Player of the Week award, presented to the top vote-getter on the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page . Voting is open to all Facebook users and ends Thursday at 7 a.m. (AZ/Pacific).

Osweiler led the Sun Devils to a 37-30 (OT) upset of nationally-ranked Missouri Sept. 9 at Sun Devil Stadium. He was 24-of-32 for 353 yards and three touchdowns, including an 11-yard strike to Jamal Miles in overtime to put ASU ahead for good. Osweiler also recorded a 12-yard rushing touchdown in the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The seven other finalists for week two are Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State), Tyler Bray (Tennessee), Steele Jantz (Iowa State), Marshall Lobbestael (Washington State), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Darron Thomas (Oregon) and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State).

Sun Devil fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for Osweiler. Voting closes on Thursday at 7 a.m. (AZ/Pacific) and the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien was awarded player-of-the-week honors for week one.

The Manning Award was created prior to the 2004 college football season 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 and is presented annually following the completion of the bowl season. The winner is selected by a panel of national media covering college football, as well as each of the Mannings.

Previous winners include current Carolina Panther and Heisman winner Cam Newton (Auburn, 2011), current Cleveland Brown Colt McCoy (Texas, 2010), current Denver Bronco and Heisman winner Tim Tebow (Florida, 2009), current Atlanta Falcon Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2008), JaMarcus Russell (LSU, 2007), current Philadelphia Eagle Vince Young (Texas, 2006) and current Houston Texan and Heisman winner Matt Leinart (USC, 2005).