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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News Updates


The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award announces a new class of candidates

BALTIMORE, MD (07/19/17) – The 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award boasts 47 standout quarterbacks from different divisions and conferences… Read More »

2016 Golden Arm Award: Deshaun Watson

Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson is the winner of the 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually by the… Read More »

2016 Golden Arm Award Gallery

Photos from the 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award are now available on our gallery page.

Clemson University Quarterback Deshaun Watson Wins the 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson is the winner of the 2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually by the… Read More »

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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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