Graham Mertz named to Manning Award watch list

Graham Mertz

MADISON, Wis. — One day before Graham Mertz begins his second fall camp as Wisconsin’s starting quarterback, the Badger sophomore found himself on the 2021 Manning Award watch list. 

The award is presented annually to college football’s top quarterback. Mertz is coming off a season where he threw for 1,238 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. 

Joining him on the watch list from the Big Ten: Indiana’s Michael Penix, Jr. and Penn State’s Sean Clifford.