Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

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Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Logo.
Awarded for the nation's outstanding senior quarterback in college football
Country United States
Presented by The Golden Arm Foundation
First awarded 1987
Currently held by Deshaun Watson, Clemson
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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. It was established in 1987 by a foundation named for Johnny Unitas (1933–2002), the Hall of Fame quarterback who played his college career at the University of Louisville, and set many records in the National Football League, for the Baltimore Colts.


Year Player School
1987 Don McPherson Syracuse
1988 Rodney Peete USC
1989 Tony Rice Notre Dame
1990 Craig Erickson Miami
1991 Casey Weldon Florida State
1992 Gino Torretta Miami
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State
1994 Jay Barker Alabama
1995 Tommie Frazier Nebraska
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1997 Peyton Manning Tennessee
1998 Cade McNown UCLA
1999 Chris Redman Louisville
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State
2001 David Carr Fresno State
2002 Carson Palmer USC
2003 Eli Manning Ole Miss
2004 Jason White Oklahoma
2005 Matt Leinart USC
2006 Brady Quinn Notre Dame
2007 Matt Ryan Boston College
2008 Graham Harrell Texas Tech
2009 Colt McCoy Texas
2010 Scott Tolzien Wisconsin
2011 Andrew Luck Stanford
2012 Collin Klein Kansas State
2013 AJ McCarron Alabama
2014 Marcus Mariota Oregon
2015 Connor Cook Michigan State
2016 Deshaun Watson Clemson

Team breakdown of recipients[edit]

Trophies won by college[edit]

School Winners
Florida State 3
Alabama 2
Notre Dame 2
Miami 2
Boston College 1
Clemson 1
Florida 1
Fresno State 1
Kansas State 1
Louisville 1
Michigan State 1
Nebraska 1
Oklahoma 1
Ole Miss 1
Oregon 1
Stanford 1
Syracuse 1
Tennessee 1
Texas 1
Texas Tech 1
Wisconsin 1

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