Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University quarterback Mason Rudolph is the winner of the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.

The native of Rock Hill, South Carolina has quarterbacked OSU to a 31-9 record as a starter and has led the Cowboys to 10 victories in games in which they trailed during the second half. Rudolph has beat every team in the Big 12 during his career and he holds no fewer than 50 school records. He enters the bowl game with 13,267 career passing yards, a mark that ranks fourth in Big 12 history.

Rudolph hit a career mark of 323.6 passing yards per game which is third in Big 12 history. The senior ranks in the top three among the FBS active career leaders in passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt, total passing yards, passing yards per game, total offense and total offense yards per play. He led the FBS with 4,553 passing yards and 379.4 passing yards per game during the regular season. The 22-year old not only has impressive stats on the field, but he is also Oklahoma State’s most active player in community service activities.

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Past Winners

2016 Golden Arm Award
Deshaun Watson
Clemson University
2015 Golden Arm Award
Connor Cook
Michigan State
2014 Golden Arm Award
Marcus Mariota
Oregon
2013 Golden Arm Award
AJ McCarron
Alabama
2012 Golden Arm Award
Collin Klein
Kansas State
2011 Golden Arm Award
Andrew Luck
Stanford
2010 Golden Arm Award
Scott Tolzien
Wisconsin
2009 Golden Arm Award
Colt McCoy
Texas
2008 Golden Arm Award
Graham Harrell
Texas Tech
2007 Golden Arm Award
Matt Ryan
Boston College
2006 Golden Arm Award
Brady Quinn
Notre Dame

Archived Winners

2005 Golden Arm Award
Matt Leinart
USC
2004 Golden Arm Award
Jason White
Oklahoma
2003 Golden Arm Award
Eli Manning
Ole Miss
2002 Golden Arm Award
Carson Palmer
USC
2001 Golden Arm Award
David Carr
Fresno State
2000 Golden Arm Award
Chris Weinke
Florida State
1999 Golden Arm Award
Chris Redman
Louisville
1998 Golden Arm Award
Cade McNown
UCLA
1997 Golden Arm Award
Peyton Manning
Tennessee
1996 Golden Arm Award
Danny Wuerffel
Florida
1995 Golden Arm Award
Tommie Frazier
Nebraska
1994 Golden Arm Award
Jay Barker
Alabama
1993 Golden Arm Award
Charlie Ward
Florida State
1992 Golden Arm Award
Gino Torretta
Miami
1991 Golden Arm Award
Casey Weldon
Florida State
1990 Golden Arm Award
Craig Erickson
Miami
1989 Golden Arm Award
Tony Rice
Notre Dame
1988 Golden Arm Award
Rodney Peete
USC
1987 Golden Arm Award
Don McPherson
Syracuse