Joe Burrow wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
LSU and former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow won his first award — he could win many more — of the season with the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Wednesday.
The award is presented annually to the country’s top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback who best exemplifies character, scholastic and athletic achievement.
LSU’s Joe Burrow wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented to nation’s top QB who best exemplifies character, scholastic & athletic achievement
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 4, 2019
Ohio State fans can be proud of the team’s former signal caller rather than angry that Justin Fields didn’t win because Fields, a sophomore, was not eligible. Burrow will be honored at the 2019 Golden Arm Ceremony in Baltimore, where Unitas played his professional football, on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
With the honor, Burrow became the first LSU quarterback to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. An Ohio State quarterback has never won.
The award’s inaugural season was 1987. In 33 years, B1G quarterbacks have won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award just twice with the last one being Michigan State’s Connor Cook in 2015.
Burrow is the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy as well. He posted 4,366 passing yards, 44 touchdowns and only six interceptions with a 78.3 completion percentage and 10.9 yards per attempt average during the regular season.
With the launch coming on January 1, 2023, Ohio sports betting is almost here. Just like a number of other Big Ten states, Ohio sports fans will soon be able to place legalized bets through reputable, regulated entities such as FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and more.