The prestigious award bears the name of the man who many refer to as the finest quarterback to ever play the game of football. Established in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has previously honored 28 outstanding young men.

Congratulations to Deshaun Watson of Clemson University, the winner of the 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

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2017 Golden Arm Candidates – Week Seven Stats

2017 Golden Arm Candidate Week Seven Stats

The 2017 List of Candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Cut to Top 20

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2017 Golden Arm Award Candidates – Week Six Stats

2017 Golden Arm Candidate Week Six Stats

2017 Golden Arm Candidates – Week Five Stats

2017 Golden Arm Candidate Week Five Stats

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2017 CANDIDATES


Name, College
Austin Allen, ArkansasRichard Lagow, Indiana
Kyle Allen, HoustonTanner Lee, Nebraska
J. T. Barrett, Ohio StateMatt Linehan, Idaho
Kurt Benkert, VirginiaConnor Manning, Georgia State
David Blough, PurdueBaker Mayfield, Oklahoma
Ahmad Bradshaw, ArmyTrace McSorley, Penn State
Max Browne, PittsburghRyan Metz, UTEP
Christian Chapman, San Diego StateHayden Moore, Cincinnati
Keller Chryst, StanfordKent Myers, Utah State
Brandon Dawkins, ArizonaJosh Rosen, UCLA
Jason Driskel, Florida AtlanticMason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
Jesse Ertz, Kansas StateNic Shimonek, Texas Tech
Danny Etling, LSUBryant Shirreffs, UConn
Luke Falk, Washington StateBrandon Silvers, Troy
Riley Ferguson, MemphisWilton Speight, Michigan
Ryan Finley, NC StateNick Stevens, Colorado State
Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi StateBrent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
Quinton Flowers, South FloridaDalton Sturm, Univ. of Texas San Antonio
Andrew Ford, UMassClayton Thorson, Northwestern
Justice Hansen, Arkansas StateMike White, Western Kentucky
Brandon Harris, North CarolinaTroy Williams, Utah
Kenny Hill, TCULogan Woodside, Toledo
Stephen Johnson, KentuckyDarius Wade, Boston College
Taylor Lamb, Appalachian State
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