The nation was introduced to Terry Wilson over the weekend and following his incredible breakout performance on the national stage, the honors continue to pile up for Kentucky’s new quarterback.
As if ending the 31-year losing streak to Florida wasn’t enough of a feat, Wilson has been named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week following his game in the Swamp. Wilson completed 11 of 16 passes in the game for 151 yards and two scores. He also added another 105 yards on the ground and another touchdown rushing.
If you are unfamiliar with the Manning Award, here’s a description of the award, courtesy of Kentucky football:
In its first 14 years, the Manning Award has recognized the top names in college football. It has honored quarterbacks from 12 different schools and from four different conferences. The Big 12 Conference (Mayfield, Vince Young, Colt McCoy and Robert Griffin III) joins the Southeastern Conference (Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton, JaMarcus Russell and Tim Tebow) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (Deshaun Watson twice, Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston) with four Manning Award winners each, while Texas is the only school with two different winners (McCoy and Young).
All the Manning Award winners follow in the footsteps of the Mannings themselves. In college, Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning combined for over 25,000 passing yards and 201 touchdowns while playing in 10 bowl games and earning four bowl MVP awards. Archie was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, while both Peyton and Eli were selected No. 1 overall.
Congrats to sophomore @TerryTouchdown3 who was named Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. He earned the win over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Facebook contest.
Thank you, #BBN!
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 13, 2018