Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph named finalist for Bobby Bowden Award

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph continues to receive honors for the person he is off the field.

Rudolph is one of four finalists for the Bobby Bowden Award. The honor recognizes the Division I player who “epitomizes a student-athlete as he represents God, his family, his institution and his community.” The award is presented annually in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Rudolph is actively involved in the Stillwater, Okla., community and participates in various voluntary pursuits, according to a university release.

Rudolph also won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which recognizes the top senior or fourth-year quarterback for his contributions on and off the field. He  received the award this weekend in Baltimore.

Of course, Rudolph’s play on the field for the Cowboys has also earned him recognition. He was also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, which goes to the nation’s top quarterback.

Rudolph leads the FBS in passing yards. During his four seasons as a Cowboy, he has set more than 30 program records, including passing yards, passing touchdowns and victories as a starting quarterback.

Rudolph’s final game will come Dec. 28, when the Cowboys will face Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla. With Oklahoma State at 9-3, Rudolph has a chance to lead the Cowboys to their third straight 10-win season. Oklahoma State has never won 10 games three seasons in a row.

The other finalists for the Bobby Bowden Award are Virginia’s Micah Kiser, Clemson’s Dorian O’Daniel and Stanford’s Harrison Phillips.

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