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Tulane University quarterback nominated to the Manning Award

Pierre St-Jean

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Tulane University quarterback Michael Pratt has been nominated to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Watch List on Thursday, August 5.

Pratt was one of the 32 shortlisted quarterbacks in the award. The winner will be selected by a voting panel consisted of national media and the Manning family quarterbacks-- NFL legends Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

The award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl to honor the Manning family quarterbacks college football accomplishment. It will include the candidates' bowl performance in its ballotting.

Pratt finished his freshmen year with 1,806 passing yards while passing for 20 touchdowns. He is also a ground threat, as he scored eight rushing touchdowns on 229 rushing yards. In total, Pratt has 168 points and is ranked 14th in the nation.

Nevertheless, Tulane ended the last three seasons with a bowl berth, yet with only around a .500 win percentage. Pratt definitely needs to lead his teammate to improve in 2021.

Pratt's 20 passing touchdowns were the most by a Green Wave quarterback since 2012 and ranked tenth all-time at Tulane. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound quarterback also led all true freshmen quarterbacks in passing touchdowns.

A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Pratt also established himself as a strong leader in the clubhouse despite being a true freshman. He led the Green Wave to four wins in their final five regular-season games and guiding them to their third bowl game in a row.

Under Pratt's leadership, Tulane beat Army Knights football, 38-12 last November. It was Green Wave's first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in over three decades.

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