NEW ORLEANS – Old Dominion University football quarterback Taylor Heinicke was one of eight quarterbacks named Manning Award Stars of the Week, The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced on Monday.
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Heinicke threw for 533-yards in Saturday’s win at Idaho, the third most by an FBS quarterback this season and the second most in his career, second only to the Division I record of 730-yards last season against New Hampshire.
The junior signal-caller was 40-of-56 passing with four touchdown passes. He also rushed for 20-yards and a touchdowns. Heinicke has 98 career touchdown passes and with two more, will become the 16th quarterback to surpass 100 career touchdown passes.
Heinicke Honored by College Sports Madness, College Football Performance Awards
Heinicke was also named the CFPA National Quarterback of the Week and was named the College Sports Madness Independent Quarterback of the Week.
For the season, Heinicke is 303-of-426 for 3,551 yards and 29 touchdown passes. He leads the FBS with his 3,551 passing yards and his 29 TD passes are the third most in the FBS.