Connor Cook wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Nobody in college football wins as much as Connor Cook. He led the Spartans to 34 wins — more than any in program history — in his three years as a starter. That’s more than any active quarterback in FBS.
But the MSU senior won a different kind of honor on Tuesday.
Cook was named the 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, which is given to the best fourth or fifth-year quarterback in college football. He became the first Michigan State player to win the award, and he was the first B1G player to receive the honor since Wisconsin’s Scott Tolzein won it in 2010.
The first-team All-B1G selection threw for 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions in 12 games this season. Most recently, Cook earned B1G Championship MVP honors for helping the Spartans to a victory against No. 4 Iowa.
He’s also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, presented annually to the nation’s best quarterback. The winner of that will be announced on Thursday.
Cook has a four-week break to get his injured shoulder healthy for the Spartans’ College Football Playoff semifinal showdown against No. 2 Alabama.