Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel passed for one touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl, a game for NFL prospects.
MOBILE, Ala. — Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel passed for one touchdown and rushed for another on the South’s first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. He was voted the game’s Most Outstanding Player.
Now, Manuel can try to be the MOS — Most Outstanding Son. His mother, Jackie Manuel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer before the season, has been recovering from her final round of chemotherapy.
“They’ll be sending that award home to her,” Manuel said of his mother, who is scheduled to have surgery Friday.
Manuel converted a fourth-and-one play on a sneak to set up a 5-yard touchdown run for Miami’s Mike James with 2:41 left.
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Manuel completed 7 of 10 passes for 76 yards and also scored on a 2-yard run in a game for senior NFL prospects before a crowd of 38,636.
Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah received MOP honors for the South team. Purdue defensive lineman Kawann Short was selected the North’s top player.
Washington defensive back Desmond Trufant was credited with two solo tackles for the North.
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner of the North had game-high totals of seven catches and 59 receiving yards.
• Oregon dismissed James Scales, a sophomore safety last season, from its program for an unspecified rules violation.