Miami’s Sophomore QB Brad Kaaya Selected To Manning Award Watch List
By HurricaneSports.com // July 26, 2015
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA (HurricaneSports.com) – University of Miami sophomore quarterback Brad Kaaya was named to the 2015 Manning Award Watch List today.
The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2015 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.
Kaaya received the preseason honor after he authored one of the finest first-year campaigns in school history, while guiding the Hurricanes to their second-consecutive bowl appearance.
During his rookie campaign, Kaaya was the only true freshman quarterback in the country to throw for over 3,000 yards, 26-or-more touchdowns and 12-or-fewer interceptions.
In addition, Kaaya rewrote the Hurricanes’ freshman record book as he set the single season freshman standard for passing yards and touchdowns.
He finished the year with 3,198 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes. His 26 touchdown passes from a year ago tied him with Heisman Trophy winning signal-caller Vinny Testaverde for third all-time.