BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc., along with presenting sponsor A. O. Smith Corporation, announces the 2023 list of Golden Arm Award candidates. All 10 FBS conferences as well as a football independent are represented on the list, rounding out this season’s list at 48 of the nation’s leading quarterbacks.
The preseason Watch List, semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the distinguished Golden Arm Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators, announcers, and former players. The award annually recognizes the top senior or upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class. This year’s watch list was selected based on career player performance and expectations heading into the 2023 college football season.
2023 Golden Arm Award Watch List Presented by A. O. Smith
|Brennan Armstrong, NC State||Tanner Mordecai, Wisconsin|
|Carter Bradley, South Alabama||Bo Nix, Oregon|
|Hudson Card, Purdue||Michael Penix Jr., Washington|
|Chevan Cordeiro, San Jose State||Michael Pratt, Tulane|
|Jayden Daniels, LSU||Drew Pyne, Arizona State|
|Jalon Daniels, Kansas||Spencer Rattler, South Carolina|
|Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss||Austin Reed, Western Kentucky|
|Quinn Ewers, Texas||Cam Rising, Utah|
|Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma||Will Rogers, Mississippi State|
|Mitch Griffis, Wake Forest||Kurtis Rourke, Ohio|
|Frank Harris, UTSA||Blake Shapen, Baylor|
|Sam Hartman, Notre Dame||Garrett Shrader, Syracuse|
|Seth Henigan, Memphis||Kedon Slovis, BYU|
|Will Howard, Kansas State||Donovan Smith, Houston|
|KJ Jefferson, Arkansas||Cole Snyder, Buffalo|
|Phil Jurkovec, Pittsburgh||Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland|
|Devin Leary, Kentucky||Casey Thompson, Florida Atlantic|
|Riley Leonard, Duke||Payton Thorne, Auburn|
|Drake Maye, North Carolina||Jordan Travis, Florida State|
|Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina||DJ Uiagalelei, Oregon State|
|J.J. McCarthy, Michigan||Tyler Van Dyke, Miami|
|Cade McNamara, Iowa||Cam Ward, Washington State|
|Graham Mertz, Florida||Grant Wells, Virginia Tech|
|Joe Milton III, Tennessee||Caleb Williams, USC|
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.
The 2023 award winner will be presented the Golden Arm Award trophy at the Golden Arm Award banquet and celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, December 7, 2023.