Little named to 2023 Mannelly Award watch list

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina long snapper Drew Little is one of 25 FBS players included on the watch list for the 2023 Patrick Mannelly Award, announced Monday by the Mannelly Award.

Little, who has appeared in 36 games during his Tar Heel career, is one of four ACC players on the watch list for the honor, which is presented annually to the player judged to be the best FBS long snapper.

A Richfield native, Little was also included on the Patrick Mannelly Award watch list in 2022.

The Mannelly Award was created in 2019 and benefits Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit organization located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. The 10 semifinalists for the honor will be announced on Nov. 13 and three finalists will be announced Nov. 27. The winner will then be announced live at the award ceremony in Lake Bluff on Dec. 9.