SJSU's Cordeiro Named to The Manning Award Watch List


NEW ORLEANS - San José State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro was named to the 2023 The Manning Award watch list, announced by the organization on Tuesday. Cordeiro was named the 2023 Mountain West Preseason Offensive Player of the Year earlier this summer and also was named to the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists.

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 includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

“We have another outstanding group of quarterbacks on our Watch List,” said Archie Manning. “We’re excited to get a new season rolling to see who will rise up and establish themselves as the best in the country. We’ll add another batch of quarterbacks to the Watch List midway through the season to allow us to recognize transfers and young QBs who have become stars in their new roles or with their new schools.”

Chevan Cordeiro, QB, Senior, Honolulu, Hawai'i/Saint Louis HS

  • Mountain West Preseason Offensive Player of the Year (2023)
  • Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team (2023)
  • All-Mountain West Second Team (2022)
  • Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week (10/10/22, 10/03/22, 11/29/21, 11/11/19)
  • Threw for a career-high 3,251 yards and a career-high 23 touchdowns in 2022 which both were tops in the Mountain West, also ran for a career-high nine touchdowns which are most for SJSU QB in modern era
  • Threw for 366 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another against Eastern Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (12/20/22)

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