The Golden Arm Foundation announced today that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been named as one of 48 players on the watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Additional information from award organizers is included below.
[Via Golden Arm Foundation] As with all aspects of our lives, COVID-19 has altered the sports world greatly. College football has played an integral role in the sports landscape in this country for more than 125 years, and we certainly hope that student athletes can safely return to the field this fall.
Whether college football games are played with or without fans in stadiums, we know that fans will be watching and cheering from their homes as intently as ever once games return.
As we anticipate a 2020 college football season, The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award along with presenting sponsor A. O. Smith Corporation announce the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.
2020 Golden Arm Award Watch List
Jack Abraham, Southern MissJake Bentley, UtahJames Blackman, Florida StateIan Book, Notre DameAlan Bowman, Texas TechMyles Brennan, LSUCharlie Brewer, BaylorChase Brice, DukeAnthony Brown, OregonSean Clifford, Penn StateJack Coan, WisconsinK.J. Costello, Mississippi StateDustin Crum, Kent StateMicale Cunningham, LouisvilleSam Ehlinger, TexasJustin Fields, Ohio StateFeleipe Franks, ArkansasChase Garbers, CaliforniaJarrett Guarantano, TennesseeDonald Hammond III, Air ForceSam Hartman, Wake ForestHendon Hooker, Virginia TechJosh Jackson, MarylandMac Jones, AlabamaD’Eriq King, MiamiTrevor Lawrence, ClemsonLevi Lewis, LouisianaAdrian Martinez, NebraskaDylan McCaffery, MichiganDavid Mills, StanfordKellen Mond, Texas A&MTanner Morgan, MinnesotaJamie Newman, GeorgiaPatrick O’Brien, Colorado StateAsher O’Hara, Middle TennesseeBrandon Peters, IllinoisKenny Pickett, PittsburghDrew Plitt, Ball StateBrock Purdy, Iowa StatePeyton Ramsey, NorthwesternShawn Robinson, MissouriNick Starkel, San Jose StateZac Thomas, Appalachian StateSkylar Thompson, Kansas StateDorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLAKyle Trask, FloridaZach Wilson, BYUTerry Wilson, Kentucky
The namesake of the Golden Arm Award has a storied history. Johnny Unitas was an 18-year veteran of the NFL, who played his collegiate career at the University of Louisville before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1958. His career passing figures include 2,830 pass completions for 40,239 yards, 290 touchdowns and throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games.
This award is presented annually to the top senior and upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Selection Committee. Candidates are chosen based on player performance on and off the field.
Giving life to the commitment to give back, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and presenting sponsor A. O. Smith continue to promote football on all levels by providing financial aid to deserving young scholar athletes. A. O. Smith is committed to creating innovative solutions that set new standards for their industry.