The 2019 college football season is flying by. With just one month remaining before bowl season kicks off, the top awards are narrowing down their lists of potential winners to the finalists. The latest award to join in on the fun is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presented by A. O. Smith with its 10 finalists being named on Wednesday, October 30.
The award is given out annually to the nation’s outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football based on player performance on-and-off the field. Proceeds for the Golden Arm Award help support the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.
This season, standouts like Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma, Joe Burrow of LSU, and Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
The 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presented by A. O. Smith will be presented on Wednesday, December 11, in Baltimore, Maryland at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore.
Did your favorite player make the cut?
A full look at the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalists can be seen below.
2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalists
- Ian Book, Notre Dame
- Joe Burrow, LSU
- Jacob Eason, University of Washington
- Justin Herbert, Oregon
- Tyler Huntley, Utah
- Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
- Bryce Perkins, Virginia
- Nate Stanley, Iowa
- Zach Thomas, Appalachian State
- Brady White, Memphis
Past standout winners of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997); Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Brady Quinn (Notre Dame, 2006); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007); Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009), Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011), Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014) Connor Cook (Michigan State, 2015) Deshaun Watson (Clemson, 2016) Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State 2017) and last year’s winner Gardner Minshew, II (Washington State).