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Sean Mannion, QB

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
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As only a redshirt sophomore, he's far from NFL-ready, but make no mistake that if he continues to make the strides quarterbacks have generally made in their second and third seasons under Riley, the Beavers could once again be featuring a pro caliber signal-caller.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

The decision to go with the inexperienced Mannion over incumbent starter Ryan Katz was one that many fans struggled with as coach Mike Riley's team floundered in 2011.

As the season went on, however, the confidence Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf showed in Mannion started to pay off with the young passer throwing completing 64.5% of his passes for 3,328 yards and a respectable 16-18 touchdown to interception ratio (considering his inexperience).

While the Beavers have perhaps been better known for producing defensive backs and linebackers throughout Riley's 11-year tenure, he's quietly been very successful in churning out NFL quarterbacks, including Derek Anderson, Matt Moore and Sean Canfield.

Like Canfield, who is now a member of the New Orleans Saints, Mannion looks the part but doesn't appear to possess the type of arm strength to strike the fear into opponents at this time. Also like Canfield, however, Mannion flashed the anticipation, touch and accuracy, overall, to be successful.

Mannion earned Freshman All-American honors after the 2011 season but may see his numbers fall in 2012 as the Beavers will hope to feature a more balanced attack.

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01/07/2014 - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is returning for his senior season. Mannion, who has already graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies, announced his decision Monday in a statement released by the Beavers. "I'm excited to return for my senior year," Mannion said. "I weighed the pros and cons of making myself eligible for the Draft with my family and current coaching staff, and came to the conclusion that I have decided to continue my career with my teammates at Oregon State." Mannion set a Pac-12 season record for passing yards with 4,662 and threw an Oregon State-record 37 touchdown passes, third-most for a single season in conference history. Before making his decision, he consulted the NFL Draft Advisory Board and was projected as a third-round selection.

In fall camp, coach Mike Riley took his time to decide whether to start Mannion or Cody Vaz. The two had traded off the prior season - mostly because of injuries - and the Beavers went 9-4 after winning just three games in 2011. Mannion won the job, but got off to a rocky start when the Beavers fell 49-46 at home to lower-division Eastern Washington in the season opener. The Beavers rebounded and reeled off six straight wins to become bowl eligible seven games into the season. Along the way, the 6-foot-5 Mannion was widely considered a Heisman hopeful. - AP Sports

 

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