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Tate Named Manning Award Finalist, Pac-12 All-Academic Teams Announced

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Quarterback Khalil Tate was named a finalist for the Manning Award, while Christian Boettcher and Malcolm Holland earned Pac-12 All-Academic first team honors in a newsworthy day for the Arizona football program as the Wildcats await their official bowl invitation this coming Sunday.

Tate is among 11 players that remain in consideration for the Manning Award,
sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, which will be awarded after bowl season.

A sophomore, Tate emerged as Arizona's starting quarterback in early October and turned in a record-breaking month of football. He was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week four straight weeks, rushed for more yards in the month than any FBS player in the last year 10 years, led the Wildcats to a perfect record with bowl eligibility clinched before November.

The Inglewood, Calif., native leads the team with 12 rushing touchdowns and ranks sixth among all FBS players averaging 135.3 rushing yards per game, while his total of 1,353 yards on the ground is No. 13 nationally. He became the first quarterback in Pac-12 history to top the 1,000-yard rushing mark for a season and his QBR of 94.1 leads all FBS quarterbacks this season. He has passed for 1,289 yards and nine touchdowns on the season, giving him 21 total touchdowns – all of which have come over the last eight games.

Also on Thursday, Tate was named an honorable mention selection on the Pac-12 All-Academic team. He was previously a semifinalist for the Maxwell, Davey O'Brien and Walter Camp Player of the Year awards.

Headlining the all-academic honors for the Wildcats were a pair of first team selections. Boettcher, UA’s starting left guard, is a biochemistry major with a 3.60 GPA, while Holland, a notable contributor on special teams in addition to his role as a backup at cornerback, is a pre-business major with a 3.44 GPA. Boettcher was a second-team pick last year, and will graduate this spring, before enrolling in law school. Holland was also a second-team pick last season, before earning first-team honors this year.

Redshirt junior punter Jake Glatting, an industrial engineering major with a 3.45 GPA, was named to the second-team. In addition to Tate, running back Branden Leon, tight end Jamie Nunley and kicker Josh Pollack were all named honorable mention All-Academic.

To be eligible for selection to the All-Academic squad, a student-athlete must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall grade-point average and appear in at least 50 percent of their team's games.

Arizona awaits announcement of its bowl destination and matchup, which will be determined on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Season ticket prices and sales for the 2018 season will be available in January. In the meantime, deposits are now being accepted. Fans can place a $75 per seat deposit on new or current season tickets. The $75 deposit will be applied to the overall cost of season tickets. Visit ArizonaWildcats.com/FB for more information or to place a deposit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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