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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has won the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award which is given to the nation’s top quarterback who best exemplifies character, scholastic and athletic achievement.

Burrow is the first LSU quarterback to win the award.

The other finalists for the award were Oregon's Justin Herbert, Utah's Tyler Huntley, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts, and Memphis' Brady White. Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew won the Golden Arm Award last year. Per GoldenArmFoundation:
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Burrow on the verge of becoming the most decorated offensive player in LSU history as he’s set numerous school records as a senior in 2019. Joe led LSU to a perfect 12-0 mark and a No. 1 national ranking during the regular season. First player in SEC history to throw for 4,000 yards and 40 TDs in the same season, broke the SEC single-season passing yards record in 2019 with 4,614 and tied the SEC single-season mark for passing TDs with 44. Joe owns numerous LSU records, including passing yards, passing TDs, total offense, and completions, led LSU to eight wins over Top 10 teams during his career, the most of any quarterback in school history. Currently 22-3 as LSU’s starting quarterback and is only the second quarterback in LSU history to guide the Tigers to back-to-back 10-wins seasons, ranking No. 5 in LSU history in passing yards with 7,260 and did it in just two years. Joe completed 20+ passes in 15-straight games, the first quarterback in school history with four or more, and owns 12, 300-yard career passing games and ten in 2019, which are both the most in school history.

Candidates for the Golden Arm Award – which has been presented at the end of each college football season since 1987 – must be college seniors or fourth-year juniors on schedule to graduate with their class. In addition to the accomplishments on the field, candidates are judged on their character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, teamwork and leadership qualities.

Burrow’ achievements will be honored on Wednesday, December 11, in Baltimore, MD. For the 2019 Golden Arm Award Ceremony the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and A. O. Smith are happy to be hosting this year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Former 2012 Golden Arm Award recipient, Collin Klein – will deliver the keynote remarks at this year’s event.
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Although I do not think this will be the case with Joe, look at the list of past winners and how many of the QBs never panned out. Scott Tolzien of Wisconsin and Collin Klein at Kansas State really jumped out, not to mention our favorite ND QB, Brady Quinn!
Reply23 months
He’s not on the “verge” of becoming the most decorated offensive player in LSUs history, he IS the most decorated offensive player in LSUs history!
Reply23 months
By decorated, I'm pretty sure they mean awards. He only has one now, but it's about to get really crowded in that award case back home.
23 months
Interesting to speculate what Tommy Hodson would have done with these receivers + Joe Brady.
23 months
Fun fact: Joe Brady was born right before Hodson's last season at LSU (LSU finished 4-7 that year).
23 months
Just imagine if he hadn't believed so much in himself & his ability as a QB that he just stayed at OSU and never transferred to LSU. CFB & obv LSU has been so blessed to see this kid finally get his chance to play at an elite level with elite talent around him. We as LSU fans will never accept a below avg QB again! Hopefully Miles Brennen is ready next year bc it's not gonna be easy to follow up a Living Legend like JB9!!!!
Reply23 months
Just imagine if he hadn't believed so much in himself & his ability as a QB that he just stayed at OSU and never transferred to LSU. CFB & obv LSU has been so blessed to see this kid finally get his chance to play at an elite level with elite talent around him. We as LSU fans will never accept a below avg QB again! Hopefully Miles Brennen is ready next year bc it's not gonna be easy to follow up a Living Legend like JB9!!!!
Reply23 months
No doubt.
Reply23 months
My favorite Tiger ever!
Reply23 months
Well deserved. Congrats, Joe!
Reply23 months
Great except the part where he goes to Baltimore to receive the award. What a crap hole
Reply23 months
BDJ
Reply23 months
Man. That put the biggest smile on my face. Wow. Truly a once in a generation player, leader, role model....Tiger
Reply23 months
Accidental downvote, Ace Midnight!
Reply23 months
Simple fix for that, just refresh (reload) the page and change your accidental downvote to a purposeful upvote. :D
23 months
Step aside Bert Jones,YA Tittle,Tommy Hodson et al.
Reply23 months
No need to put any former Tiger greats on notice. Joe transcends the game itself. His moxie, strength, poise, etc are something no other college player I have ever seen have.
23 months
Extremely well deserved. Congratulations, Joe!
Reply23 months
Most deserving LSU Football player ever.
Reply23 months
That's the SOB you don't want on the other sideline trying to beat you.
Reply23 months
That's my quarterback.
Reply23 months
Great job Joe, congrats! The best is yet to come!
Reply23 months
Anyone know exactly how many awards he could win? I think it may be five: Unitas, Heisman, O'Brien, Maxwell, Walter Camp?
Reply23 months
Manning award too.
23 months
Throw in 1st team AA and SEC Offensive POY.
23 months
The first of many awards to be bestowed upon the GOAT
Reply23 months
Greatest of all Tigers
23 months
So proud of Joe!
Reply23 months
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