Jamboree will honor college QBs with local ties
Jamboree will honor college QBs with local ties

Next month's Norfolk Sports Club Jamboree will honor three of the nation's top quarterbacks: Florida State's EJ Manuel, Clemson's Tajh Boyd and Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke.

All will receive individual awards at the March 26 event at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Heinicke, who broke Steve McNair's 18-year-old record by passing for 5,076 yards and won the Walter Payton Award as the nation's top FCS player, will receive the Leigh Williams Award. It goes to the outstanding college athlete in Virginia in any sport.

Boyd will receive the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Memorial Award as the top athlete in the country who attended a Virginia high school. Boyd, who graduated from Phoebus High, was the ACC Player of the Year and led Clemson to an upset of Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Manuel, a Bayside High grad, will receive the President's Award for outstanding achievement. He was MVP of this year's Senior Bowl and led Florida State to the ACC title.

Also expected to attend the jamboree: coaches Jimbo Fisher (FSU), Mike London (Virginia), Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech) and Bobby Wilder (ODU).

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