Georgia’s Jake Fromm named a Manning Award finalist
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Georgia’s Jake Fromm named a Manning Award finalist

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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia junior quarterback Jake Fromm has been named a finalist for the Manning Award for the second consecutive year, according to an announcement on Thursday by the Allstate Sugar Bowl who sponsors the award.

From, a native of Warner Robins, Ga., is one of 12 quarterbacks to be included as a 2019 finalist. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans, La. 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 takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.

Fromm has directed the Bulldogs to an 11-1 mark so far this season, giving Georgia a 35-6 record over the last three years with Fromm behind center. He is 194-for-313 passing (62 percent) this season with 21 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Fromm has directed the 2017-19 SEC Eastern Division champions to an average of 32.9 points this year.

The No. 4 Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC) face No. 2 LSU (12-0, 8-0) in the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. CBS will televise the matchup at 4 p.m.

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