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 »

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.

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2016 FINALISTS


Name, College
Luke Falk, Washington StateMitch Trubisky, North Carolina
Patrick Mahomes II, Texas TechDeshaun Watson, Clemson
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
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