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McSorley Makes Cut For Unitas Award

Despite mid-season struggles, Trace is still garnering praise.

NCAA Football: Penn State at Indiana Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

It has, by his own admission, been an up and down senior season for quarterback Trace McSorley.

That hasn’t kept him from earning the national recognition he deserves, however, as McSorley was named one of 15 remaining candidates for the 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Wednesday. The award is give annually to the nation’s top senior or fourth-year college quarterback.

McSorley was also a finalist for the award a year ago.

This year, McSorley is completing 53.9 percent of his passes for 1,461 yards, 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Additionally, he’s already rushed for a career high 554 yards through seven games and became the program’s all-time leading passer earlier in the season.