2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalists
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award honors the college quarterback who "encapsulates all that is positive in college sports."
|Geno Smith s one of 15 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. (US Presswire)|
The list of candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award -- awarded on Dec. 7 -- has been narrowed down from the original 29 to 15.
Those 15 finalists are:
- Matt Barkley , Southern California Trojans
- Tajh Boyd , Clemson Tigers
- Mike Glennon , NC State Wolfpack
- Landry Jones , Oklahoma Sooners
- Collin Klein , Kansas State Wildcats
- EJ Manuel , Florida State Seminoles
- AJ McCarron , Alabama Crimson Tide
- Bryn Renner , North Carolina Tar Heels
- Denard Robinson , Michigan Wolverines
- Geno Smith , West Virginia Mountaineers
- Tyler Tettleton , Ohio Bobcats
- Logan Thomas , Virginia Tech Hokies
- Tyler Wilson , Arkansas Razorbacks
According to the official release, the award goes to the quarterback who "encapsulates all that is positive in college sports by going beyond completion percentage and touchdowns to also value character, citizenship, integrity, and those who honor the game."
Since the award goes beyond "completion percentage and touchdowns," that explains why Denard Robinson, who has completed 54 percent of his passes and thrown more interceptions (eight) than touchdowns (seven), would be a finalist for something called the "Golden Arm Award."
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