In addition to his accolades this season, Leak is also one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Florida history. He holds school records in passing attempts (1,358), pass completions (833) and total offense (10,652), while sharing the school mark for 200-yard passing games with former UF standout Danny Wuerffel (31). Leak is also second on the school charts in passing yards (10,528), passing touchdowns (84) and touchdown responsibility (96). He needs only 347 passing yards to surpass Wuerffel's school standard of 10,875.
The Manning Award, created in the honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, will be presented during the holiday bowl season. The winner will be determined by a select panel of national media, as well as each of the Mannings. Texas' Vince Young took home the hardware in 2005, while Matt Leinart of Southern California was the 2004 recipient.