WSU’s Gardner Minshew named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year
PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II was named the 2018 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, the Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday.
Minshew II is the first Cougar to win a conference yearly honor since quarterback Jason Gesser was named the Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2002. Minshew II led the country in passing yards per game (373.1), total offense (381.7), 300-yard games (11), 400-yard games (six), was second in passing yards (4,477) and fifth in touchdown passes (36). The graduate senior from Brandon, Miss. also rushed for three touchdowns and led three fourth quarter game-winning drives (Utah, at Stanford, California).
Minshew II adds another accolade to already impressive week, winning the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (top senior or fourth-year junior QB) and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team earlier today. Minshew II is also a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback) and the Manning Award (nation’s top quarterback after the bowl season).
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