Make that three preseason distinctions for Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan.
On Thursday, Coan and 29 other quarterbacks were declared as candidates for the 2020 Manning Award preseason as unveiled by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
According to the release, "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 includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting."
Last season, Coan helped guide Wisconsin to a Big Ten West title and a 2020 Rose Bowl berth. He finished his junior campaign completing 69.6% of his passes for 2,727 yards with 18 touchdowns to just five interceptions. That yielded a 151.76 passing efficiency rating.
Coan ended the 2019 season ranked No. 7 in the nation in completion percentage and No. 19 in passer efficiency. He also did just enough in the run game to keep teams honest, scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
On top of that, the Sayville, N.Y., native emerged as one of the leaders of the football program and asserted himself as someone who could guide the offense to consistent success.
In July, Coan has been named to two other preseason watch lists. He was one of 90 players selected to the 2020 Maxwell Award preseason watch list, that was announced on July 24.
According to the award's website, "the Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year."
The week prior, Coan also claimed the honor of being on the 2020 Davey O’Brien award watch list.
According to that award's press release, "the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award."
2020 Wisconsin Watch List Candidates
- Inside linebacker Jack Sanborn: Chuck Bednarik Award watch list and Butkus Award watch list
- Quarterback Jack Coan: Davey O'Brien Award watch list, Maxwell Trophy watch list and Manning Award watch list
- Running back Nakia Watson: Doak Walker Award watch list
- Tight end Jake Ferguson: John Mackey Award watch list
- Safety Eric Burrell: Jim Thorpe Award watch list and Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
- Offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen: Outland Trophy watch list
- Safety Madison Cone: Wuerffel Trophy watch list