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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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 »

2016 Week 12 Stats

Here’s the Week 12 Stats for the 2016 Golden Arm Award Finalists

Golden Arm Educational Foundation Advisory Committee Member Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

BALTIMORE, MD (11/17/16) — Since 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each season… Read More »

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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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