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AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn senior Chris Todd is one of 10 quarterbacks that have been added to the watch list for the 2009 Manning Award, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Thursday. The preseason watch list was expanded to include players whose play during the 2009 season warranted
inclusion on the watch list.
Todd has completed 106-of-190 passes for 1,443 yards and 12 touchdowns
with just two interceptions this season, while leading Auburn to a 5-2
record. He is ranked 17th nationally in yards per completion (13.61),
tied for 21st in touchdown passes (12) and 37th in passing efficiency
(149.45). His average of 206.1 passing yards per game is No. 4 in the
Todd has established a career high in passing yards three times this
season, with a season best of 287 yards against Ball State. He tied the
school record for touchdown passes in a game with five against the
Cardinals, one week after he threw four scoring passes against West
Virginia. He became the first Auburn quarterback ever to throw at least
four touchdown passes in back-to-back games.
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 quarterback award that takes into consideration the
candidates' bowl performances.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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