University of Alabama sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts was one of 11 finalists for the Manning Award, the Sugar Bowl released Thursday afternoon.

Established in 2004, the Manning Award is awarded annually to the top quarterback in college football.

Hurts completed 60.5 percent of his passes in the regular season, throwing for 1,940 yards and 15 touchdowns against only one interception. He turned the ball over only twice in 2017. HE rushed for 768 yards and eight touchdowns.

He led Alabama to an 11-1 record.

Of the finalists, only two represent the SEC. Auburn sophomore Jarrett Stidham was also named a finalist.

Other finalists include J.T. Barrett (Ohio State), Kelly Bryant (Clemson), Sam Darnold (Southern Cal), Lamar Jackson (Louisville), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Trace McSorley (Penn State), McKenzie Milton (Central Florida), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) and Kahill Tate (Arizona).

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