Smith named to Manning Award watch list

Wyoming sophomore quarterback Brett Smith was named to the Manning Award watch list Monday as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks.

Here’s the story on our new WyoSports website we launched over the weekend.

Smith was the only sophomore on the list, and one of only two Mountain West quarterbacks (Derek Carr from Fresno State). I thought Nevada sophomore Cody Fajardo would make the list, but he didn’t.

Fitting that Smith went to the Manning Passing Academy earlier this month and that he made the watch list.

Smith, Carr and Fajardo should be fun to watch this fall. In my mind they are the top three quarterbacks in the Mountain West. A sleeper is San Diego State senior Ryan Katz, a transfer from Oregon State.

I’m heading to Las Vegas today for Mountain West Football Media Day, which is Tuesday and Wednesday. Send me any questions you would like me to ask any of the players and coaches there from any of the 10 teams and I will do my best to do so, and let you know their replies.

Shoot me questions on this blog, or via Twitter: @rpgagliardi.

5 thoughts on “Smith named to Manning Award watch list

  1. RG

    Any word on the progress of getting our football games televised this fall? I had heard that Roots Sports picked up our games, but I haven’t heard anything concrete. Do you have any inside info? Thanks.

    • Will ask at media day here in Vegas but also hearing Root has or will put together a package of games.


  2. We all have heard of Penn States fate announced and discussed everywhere all throughout the day. My questions are, are there thoughts of reviewing PS’s rooster and make a call or two to sell this great Christensen / Cowboy story? Who would be a “need” that Wyo could approach?

    • Will ask Christensen but he can’t talk about specific names. Guy who go to Penn State aren’t on Wyoming’s radar. But I will see if I can find anything out.


  3. My neighbor works for Fox Sports Net, she says some games will be on Fox. Can’t confirm that, but she’s sharp, however a CSU grad.(can’t trust the sheep).

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