The first Texas Tech quarterback to earn All-America honors on any team since 1953, Graham Harrell completed his stellar college football career this season by setting school marks in career touchdown passes (130) and career TDs responsible for (142). Harrell ranks second in NCAA career passing yardage with 15,429 yards, thanks to games such as this year's 474-yard, 2-TD performance against Texas followed the next week by a 456-yard, 6-TD win over Oklahoma State. Those games led to Harrell being named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for two successive weeks, as well as his fourth AT&T All-American of the Week honor.

"Like Johnny Unitas, Graham Harrell has been a leader on the playing field and off, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man," says John Unitas, Jr., President of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.

"The winner of the Golden Arm Award is recognized not only for his athletic accomplishments, but also for his character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities," Unitas continues. "With respect to each of these measures, Graham Harrell is truly outstanding and a most worthy recipient of this prestigious award."

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