Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
|Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award|
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Logo
|Awarded for||outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football|
|Presented by||The Golden Arm Foundation|
|Currently held by||Deshaun Watson, Clemson|
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nation's outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football. Candidates are judged on accomplishments on the field as well as on their character, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities. The award was established in 1987 and named after Johnny Unitas, who was nicknamed "The Golden Arm". Unitas played his college career at the University of Louisville and set many records in the National Football League while playing for the Baltimore Colts.
|1989||Tony Rice||Notre Dame|
|1991||Casey Weldon||Florida State|
|1993||Charlie Ward||Florida State|
|2000||Chris Weinke||Florida State|
|2001||David Carr||Fresno State|
|2003||Eli Manning||Ole Miss|
|2006||Brady Quinn||Notre Dame|
|2007||Matt Ryan||Boston College|
|2008||Graham Harrell||Texas Tech|
|2012||Collin Klein||Kansas State|||
|2015||Connor Cook||Michigan State|||
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