Monday, November 14, 2011

Moore Named Finalist for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Boise State senior quarterback Kellen Moore has been named as one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate quarterback.

Robert Griffin III of Baylor, Landry Jones from Oklahoma, Andrew Luck of Stanford and Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State are the other finalists.

Candidates must be completing their college eligibility or be a fourth-year junior, on schedule to graduate with his class.  Eligible candidates are judged on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership and athletic accomplishments.
Moore, is also a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards, has completed 220-297 passes for 2,549 yards and 31 touchdowns through the first nine games of the season.   Moore already has broken the NCAA record for most wins as a starter (46), ranks fourth in career touchdown passes (130) and is seventh in collegiate history in career passing yards (13,416).

The Golden Arm Award will be presented December 9.  Past winners include Colt McCoy of Texas (2009), Matt Ryan of Boston College (2007), Matt Leinart (USC, 2005), Eli Manning (Mississippi, 2003) and Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997)