|Hometown:||Lake Forest, Calif.|
|High School:||El Toro/Utah|
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Spring 2017
• 2016 Sun Belt Conference All-Newcomer
AT GEORGIA STATE: Returning starter at quarterback who joined the program in 2016 as a graduate transfer ... Spent three seasons at Utah, including a redshirt year in 2013 ... Played in one game as a backup for the Utes, completing two passes for 28 yards against Arizona in 2014.
2016: Led the Sun Belt with 268.4 passing yards per game ... Tied for second in the league with 16 touchdown passes (in 10 games) and second in total offense (268.1 pg) ... Passed for 2,684 yards on 207-of-373 completions in 10 games ... Averaged 302.4 yards passing with 13 TD passes in his seven Sun Belt games, first in the league in both categories ... Connected with five different receivers for 100-yard games (only one FBS team had more) ... In the last three games (ULM, Georgia Southern and Idaho) after recovering from injury, he threw for 1006 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 16.2 yards per completion ... Missed two games with a shoulder injury.
Making his first start vs. Ball State, he completed 21 of 32 passes for 163 yards, including a 14-yard TD pass to Penny Hart ... Tossed a 22-yard TD pass to Air Werts on the opening drive vs. Air Force ... Completed 20-29 for 269 yards and one TD as GSU held a 17-13 fourth-quarter lead at Wisconsin before falling 23-17 ... Went 82 passes without an interception from the Ball State game until the Appalachian State game ... Passed for 340 yards in win over Texas State with two touchdown passes and one touchdown rushing ... Followed with career high 28 completions for 381 yards and three touchdowns at Troy ... Missed the UT Martin and South Alabama games after injuring his arm in practice ... Returned vs. Arkansas State because his backup was also injured and passed for 237 yards on 22 completions with one touchdown.
Passed for a career-high 422 yards and three TDs on just 19 completions vs. ULM, the second-highest single-game total in GSU history. Threw a 58-yd TD to Robert Davis, a 61-yd TD to Jawan Nobles and a 78-yard completion to Glenn Smith. All three receivers topped 100 yards, a first in school history ... Threw for 318 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in win over Georgia Southern. Had TD passes of 28 yards to Robert Davis and 15 yards to Glenn Smith and scored on a 1-yard run ... Threw two TD passes at Idaho.
HIGH SCHOOL: Record-setting prep passer at El Toro High School in Southern California, where he threw for 9,449 career yards to rank second in Orange County history behind former USC quarterback Matt Barkley ... Threw 88 career touchdown passes with just 26 interceptions ... Set the Orange County season record with 4,219 yards passing as a junior in 2011, when he was Orange County Offensive Player of the Year, CIF Southwest division co-Offensive Player of the Year and Sky View League MVP ... As a senior in 2012, he completed 65 percent of his pass attempts (319-of-490) for 4,062 yards and 41 TDs (10 interceptions) ... Set set the county's single-game passing mark with 613 yards, along with seven touchdowns passes, that year vs. Valhalla High School ... Added 1,168 yards passing with six touchdowns as a sophomore ... First-team All-Orange County as a junior and senior ... 2011 first-team Max Preps California Division II all-state and Cal Hi Sports first-team all-state underclassman ... 2012 second-team Max Preps California Division I all-state ... 2012 Rivals.com all-Southern section first team ... Two-year team captain.
PERSONAL: Full name is Conner Stanley Manning ... Son of Steve and Patty Manning ... Born Sept. 11, 1994 ... Brother Kyle played quarterback at Arkansas-Monticello and brother Chris played college baseball at Valparaiso ... Earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Utah and is pursuing a master's in sports administration at Georgia State.