Ohio State QB CJ Stroud named Manning Award finalist

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud was named Friday afternoon as one of 11 finalists for the Manning Award, which is presented annually to college football’s top signal caller and is the only quarterback award that takes into account a candidate’s bowl performance.

Stroud, a redshirt sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns this season, which is tied with Houston for the most in the country Clayton melody. He also leads the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 176.25.