COLLEGE STATION, Texas—On the day that Texas A&M football players reported to campus, the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, added Aggie senior quarterback Jerrod Johnson to its Watch List.
Johnson, 6-5, 245 from Humble High School, has already been named to the Davey O’Brien, the Unitas and now the Manning Watch Lists. Johnson posted Heisman-type numbers as a junior in 2009 completing 296-of-497 passes for 3,579 yards and 30 touchdowns to go against eight interceptions. In fact, Johnson set a Big 12 record with 242 passes without an interception. Along the way in 2009, Johnson established eight school records (passing yards, completions, attempts, passing TDs, TD responsibility, 300-yard passing games, total offense and total plays) and he already holds the career touchdown passing record with 53. Johnson finished 2009 ranked third in the nation in total offense with 314.2 yards per game.
In addition to his work on the field, Johnson has already earned his degree in kinesiology and is working on a master’s degree. He has been named a finalist for the AFCA Good Works Team that recognizes collegiate football players who are exceptional both on, and off of the field, and who volunteer and support their local communities.