Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald and Kentucky’s Stephen Johnson have made the final 20 candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the nation’s top senior or fourth-year quarterback for the college football season.
Fitzgerald has done it with both his arm and legs for the Bulldogs, throwing for 783 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 343 yards and five more scores.
Johnson has completed 63.9% of his passes , throwing for 1,238 yards and nine touchdowns to only two interceptions while leading the Wildcats to a 5-1 record. He’s also rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
The last SEC player to bring home the award for Alabama’s A.J. McCarron in 2013. Ole Miss’ Eli Manning (2003), Tennessee’s Peyton Manning (1997), Florida’s Danny Wuerffel (1996), and Alabama’s Jay Barker (1994) have also won the award since it was first handed out in 1987.
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