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The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Presented by A. O. Smith Corporation has narrowed its 2023 season watch list to 10 of the nation’s top quarterbacks.
The Golden Arm Award Selection Committee selected the remaining nominees after eight weeks of play based on player performance on-and-off the field. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class.
2023 Golden Arm Award Watch List Presented by A. O. Smith
Jayden Daniels, LSU
Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
Sam Hartman, Notre Dame
Drake Maye, North Carolina
J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
Bo Nix, Oregon
Michael Penix Jr., Washington
Jordan Travis, Florida State
Cameron Ward, Washington State
Caleb Williams, USC
The 2023 award winner will be presented the Golden Arm Award trophy by The Johnny Unitas Educational Foundation President, John Unitas, Jr., as well as other notable attendees at the Golden Arm Award banquet and celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023.
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.
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.
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