Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson added to Manning Award watch list

Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson’s play for the first half of this season has not gone unnoticed.

Thursday, Jackson was added to the Manning Award watch list. The Manning Award is presented to the best quarterback in the nation each year.

Jackson, a redshirt freshman, leads the ACC in passer rating and is second in the conference with 13 touchdown passes this season. He leads all FBS freshmen in passing yards with 1,700 this season.

Jackson has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week twice this season, and once he was named the CBS Sports Freshman of the Week. With six regular season games left on the schedule, Jackson is also only 141 passing yards from breaking the Virginia Tech record for passing yards by a freshman, set by Michael Vick in 1999. Jackson’s 13 TD passes are already the most by a Hokie freshman.

Jackson has started all six games for the Hokies this season, leading the team to a 5-1 record and the No. 15 ranking in the AP poll.

Jackson was one of 11 quarterbacks added to the Manning Award watch list Thursday. That list includes two other ACC players: Clemson’s Kelly Bryant and Miami’s Malik Rosier.

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