Switzerland: Calanda Broncos sign Georgia State QB Conner Manning

The Calanda Broncos have signed Georgia State Panthers (NCAA Div. I, FBS) quarterback Conner Manning for the 2019 season.

The 6’1″, 205 lb, 24 year old Manning from Lake Forest, California was a two-year starter at quarterback for the Panthers and a two-time All-Sun Belt honoree. He passed for 5,830 yards and 30 touchdowns in 22 games for the Panthers. He is the second leading quarterback in GSU history with 566 completions on 776 attempts, a 60.1 completion percentage. He was a graduate transfer who joined the program in January 2016 from Utah where he spent three seasons including a redshirt year in 2013. Tanner was a record-setting quarterback at El Toro High School in Southern California, where he threw for 9,449 career yards to rank second in Orange County history behind current Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley.

As a student, he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State.

Manning replaces Clark Evans who signed with the Thonon Black Panthers in France.

Broncos head coach Geoff Buffum:

“I coached Conner in 2011-2012 when he was in high school in California. He lead the team to it’s best 2-year record in the past 30 years and was a heavily recruited QB. He signed with Pac-12 Utah, then transferred to Georgia State where he led them to their first ever bowl win. There he was Bowl MVP, Team MVP. Conner and I have been in contact all these years, we’ve talked for a few years about working together again. In the end, I believe he is the leader with whom Broncos can take the next step – not only to keep up with the European top teams, but also to defeat them.”

Check out highlights from Conner Manning’s games at Georgia State.

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