2014 Golden Arm Award

Congratulations to Oregon's Marcus Mariota, the winner of the 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

2014 Golden Arm Award Winner Marcus Mariota, Oregon

After 14 weeks of play, Mariota has completed 229 of 334 passes for 3,470 yards (69% completion rate) throwing for 48 touchdowns with just 2 interceptions and a QB rating of 190.2. The Honolulu native led the Pac-12 quarterbacks in rushing yards with 636. Mariota ranks fifth in the nation in total offense, averaging 342.2 yards per game and he has been selected as the Pac-12 offensive player of the year.

"Marcus is as humble and gracious off the field as he is poised and electrifying on it," said Andy McNamara, Assistant Athletic Director for the University of Oregon. "He is an exceptional ambassador for not just the football program, but the University of Oregon as a whole."

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Criteria

Determination of the Award will be based upon the on-field performance of the nominees, as well as their character. To be a Golden Arm Award Winner, these quarterbacks must demonstrate good citizenship off the field, and do their best to maintain the ideals of good character, morals, and values that Johnny Unitas upheld in his career.

To be eligible for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, all candidates MUST be completing their college eligibility this season or be a 4th year Junior who is on schedule to graduate with his class this year. Candidates are judged upon character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and athletic accomplishments. They MUST also preserve a positive public image above reproach by avoiding legal issues or other types of scandal.