University at Buffalo senior Joe Licata was among 30 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award Watch List, it was announced by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, which sponsors the award.
Licata joins Drew Willy as the only two UB quarterbacks named to the Manning Watch List.
The Williamsville South High School product enters his senior season fourth on UB's all-time passing list with 6,516 yards. Licata is already the school record holder in touchdown passes with 60 and QB rating of 136.7. He is third all-time in completions and tied for second in completion percentage.
Licata holds two of the top three season records for touchdown passes, including the school record of 29 set last season. Since 1999, he has also finished with three of the five best passing games, highlighted by a 497-yard performance during his sophomore season at Toledo.