Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien was named to the Manning Award Watch List, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Wednesday morning.
Last season, Rypien was named to the All-mountain West first team for the second year in a row, leading the league and finishing 12th nationally in passing yards and finished with 24 touchdowns.
Rypien is one of 30 signal-callers on the list, as well as one of three from the mountain west. He is joined by Colorado state's Nick Stevens and Wyoming's Josh Allen.
This preseason, Rypien has also been named a candidate for the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, the Allstate after good hands team, the Wuerffel Trophy and the Davey O'Brien award.