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Pac-12 QBs set pace for Unitas Award watch list

Marcus Mariota

For those who thought — or were hoping — they’d seen the last of these types of posts this year, you are sadly mistaken.

The latest to release its preseason watch list is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s top senior (eligibility-wise or academically) quarterback.  In other words, don’t freak out because Florida State’s Jameis Winston or the like aren’t included.

Among those who are included are three semifinalists for last year’s award, with all three hailing from the Pac-12: Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly (no relation), Oregon State’s Sean Mannion and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.

Speaking of the Pac-12, they paced all conferences with seven quarterbacks on the watch list.  The Big Ten was next with six, followed by the SEC (five), Big 12 (three), Mountain West (two) and one each from the AAC, ACC and Conference USA.  Prairie View A&M’s Jerry Lovelocke was the only non-FBS player to make the initial cut.

AJ McCarron of Alabama was the 2013 recipient of the award.

Below is the complete list of 27 players:

2014 Unitas Award Preseason Watch List


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3 Responses to “Pac-12 QBs set pace for Unitas Award watch list”
  1. youcantmakemepickausername says: Jul 30, 2014 6:48 PM

    In other words, don’t freak out because Florida State’s Jameis Winston or UCLA’s Brett Hundley or the like aren’t included.

    Nobody likes “that guy”, but I’m gonna be “that guy” and point out that it appears Hundley actually is included.

  2. John Taylor says: Jul 30, 2014 6:51 PM

    Nah, I appreciate “that guy” pointing out a glaring mistake. Thanks.

  3. dcroz says: Jul 30, 2014 7:42 PM

    How is Jacob Coker on this watch list when he hasn’t even been declared the starter at Alabama yet…let alone even played a down?

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