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Texas QB Shane Buechele added to Manning Award watch list

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The freshman QB has joined the Manning Award sweepstakes

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Texas Longhorns true freshman quarterback, Shane Buechele, was one of 10 quarterbacks added to the 2016 Manning Award watch list on Wednesday. The Manning Award in annual award gifted to the nation’s top quarterback.

Buechele now joins a lengthy list of high-profile suitors, including Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett.

Through his first five games in Austin, Buechele has already become the true freshmen new record-holder with 1,204 yards and 11 touchdowns, courtesy of four 200-yard performances.

The full Manning Award watch list can be seen here.