Skylar Thompson (10) warms up on the field before playing against Iowa State University

Skylar Thompson (10) warms up on the field before playing against Iowa State University Nov. 30 in Manhattan. Thompson was named to the Manning Award watchlist Thursday.

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson keeps receiving national recognition.

Thompson, a rising senior who enters 2020 as the Wildcats’ unquestioned starting signal-caller, made his third watch list of the preseason on Thursday as he was named a candidate for the Manning Award.

Thompson previously had been selected for the Wuerffel Trophy and Maxwell Award watch lists.

The Manning Award is presented to the nation’s top quarterback following the conclusion of the postseason.

Thompson is ranked in Kansas State’s top 10 in 10 career categories heading into his senior season.

He is looking to become the first player in school history to throw for 6,000 career yards and rush for 1,000. He needs 1,605 passing yards this season to do so.

The Manning Award watch list is composed of 30 quarterbacks.

There are four Big 12 quarterbacks on the list: Thompson, Baylor’s Charlie Brewer, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger and Iowa State’s Brock Purdy.

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