N.C. State’s Jacoby Brissett and North Carolina’s Marquise Williams were among 30 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award watch list Thursday.
The Manning Award honors 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.
Brissett, a senior, is the only returning player in the Power 5 conferences who posted at least 2,000 passing yards, 300 rushing yards and 20 passing touchdowns while throwing five or fewer interceptions last season.
Last season as a junior, Williams set the UNC single-season records for total yards (3,856) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. He was also responsible for a school-record 34 touchdowns and was one of just seven players to lead his team in passing yards (3,068) and rushing yards (788).
Miami’s Brad Kaaya, Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson also made the list from the ACC.
N.C. State: Senior David Cooke won the Illinois Open, defeating Web.com pro Vince India by five strokes. Cooke shot a 9-under-par 63 during the final round at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, Ill., finishing the tournament at a course-record 16-under.
Campbell: Mikko Lehtovuori was named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
UNC: Coach Carlos Somoano announced the addition of Frej Enberg and Sean Wilson to the Tar Heels’ 2015 class.
N.C. State: Tracie Adix-Zins, a former All-American pitcher at Oklahoma State, was named pitching coach, according to an announcement by coach Shawn Rychcik. Adix-Zins joins the staff following a year as the pitching coach at Oklahoma State. She spent four seasons as the pitching coach at Wisconsin before that.