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WVU’s Garrett Greene Earns Manning Award QB of the Week



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Garrett Greene didn’t win Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, but he did earn some significant individual recognition for his performance against Cincinnati.

Greene has been named the Week 12 Manning Award QB of the Week. The Manning Award announced Greene as the most recent weekly winner on Wednesday night.

Responding after a poor showing at Oklahoma, Greene accounted for 364 yards in the game, 210 through the air and 154 on the ground. He also scored four touchdowns, three with his legs and one with his arm. His name was mentioned with the likes of Mountaineer legends like Pat White and Steve Slaton. But most importantly to Greene, WVU beat Cincinnati 42-21.

WVU head coach Neal Brown called Greene the “ultimate competitor” after the game. Greene then talked about how he was itching to back on the field after feeling like he let his team down during the loss to the Sooners. He also mentioned that he just wants to win and doesn’t care what he has to do to make that happen.

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This award serves as a fitting honor for Greene, who spent time at the Manning Passing Academy to learn from college football and NFL legends Peyton and Eli Manning and prepare for the season.

At the time, WV Sports Now talked with Greene about his experience at the camp and how it will make him a better quarterback.

“It was an unbelievable experience, learning from the Mannings’, learning from the best, being around some of the best quarterbacks in the county. We had 3 or 4 days, a few workouts and it was just awesome to be able to pick the brain of Peyton, Eli and Archie,” said Greene about being around the Manning family.

Greene then elaborated even further. “What I took from Peyton and Eli was just kinda their weekly routine during game week on how they watch film, what they were watching on certain days and the progression they went from the start of the week til the end.”

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In addition to the weekly award winners, a Manning Award winner will be crowned following bowl season.

Below is how the Manning Award is officially described on the Sugar Bowl’s website.

“Prior to the 2004 college football season, 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 college football quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting; therefore, it is presented annually following the completion of the bowl season.”

Garrett Greene was not the only Mountaineer to receive praise associated with a former NFL All-Pro. Freshman running back Jahiem White was named the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Week for his monster game.

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