On Tuesday morning Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list.
The watch lists keep rolling in for QB @McSorley_IX as he lands on the 2018 Johnny Unitas @GoldenArmAward list. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/K0NN9mRYWm— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) August 14, 2018
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given each season to the best senior or fourth year quarterback in the FBS. So, it is easy to see why McSorley has made the watch list for the award.
If McSorley is able to take home the hardware in December, he will become the first Nittany Lion quarterback to win the award. And it would not be even the least bit surprising if that were to happen.
During his time in Happy Valley McSorley has already set a new school record for total career touchdowns (77) and all-purpose yards (8,268). He will enter the 2018 campaign poised to break Christian Hackenberg’s career passing yards record of 8,427.
On top of being one of the preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy, McSorley is has also been named to the Danny Wuerffel, Davey O’Brien, Maxwell, and Walter Camp Award watch lists, to go along with the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.