McSorley among 15 candidates for Unitas Golden Arm Award

October 24, 2018

Senior quarterback Trace McSorley is among the 15 remaining candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Presented by A.O. Smith, which is given to the country's top quarterback.

The Golden Arm Award® is organized by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and presented by A. O. Smith. The award has been presented at the end of each season since 1987 to the nation's top college quarterback, based on accomplishments both on and off the field.

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award® Presented by A.O. Smith ceremony will be held on Dec. 7 in Baltimore, Maryland.

McSorley owns the Penn State career records for: passing yards (8,830), passing touchdowns (70), total offense (10,283), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (26), touchdowns responsible for (96), 300-yard passing games (10) and 200-yard passing games (26). He is also the school season recordholder for: passing yards (3,614; 2016), completions (284; 2017), passing touchdowns (29; 2016), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (11; 2017), total offense (4,061; 2017), touchdowns responsible for (37; 2017), 300-yard passing games (5; 2016, 2017) and is tied for the top spot in 200-yard passing games (11; 2016, 2017). McSorley threw at least one touchdown pass in 34-straight games, from the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl until the Indiana game in 2018, a Penn State record and the fifth-longest in FBS Power Five history. In the win over Indiana last week, McSorley became the first Penn State player and 11th in Big Ten history to eclipse the 10,000-yard mark in total offense. He also ranks third in Big Ten history with 96 touchdowns responsible for behind only Ohio State's JT Barrett (147; 2014-17) and Purdue's Drew Brees (106; 1997-00).

Against Ohio State in September, McSorley established a Nittany Lion record with 461 total yards against Ohio State (9/29/18), including 286 passing and 175 rushing. McSorley ranks No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 33 in the FBS in passing yards per completion (13.16). He is also No. 6 in the Big Ten and No. 46 in the nation with 11 passing touchdowns. McSorley is also among the conference's top rushers, ranking No. 8 in the Big Ten, and first among quarterbacks, with 554 rushing yards, while tying for the conference lead with eight rushing touchdowns, which is 16th in the FBS. McSorley is No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 20 in FBS with 287.9 total yards per game, as well as No. 2 in the conference and No. 19 nationally with 114 points responsible for.

Last Updated October 26, 2018