Justin Fields named semifinalist for major quarterback award
Ohio State’s Justin Fields was named a semi-finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is awarded each year to the nation’s outstanding senior (or fourth year quarterback).
Fields name sits amongst a list of sensational players from other mighty football programs, including Notre Dame’s Ian Book; Mac Jones of Alabama; Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence; and Sam Ehlinger of Texas, amongst others. The full list can be seen below.
Johnny Unitas QB award semifinalists:— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 4, 2020
Ian Book, Notre Dame
Sam Ehlinger, Texas
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Mac Jones, Alabama
D'Eriq King, Miami
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Kellen Mond, Texas A & M
Brock Purdy, Iowa State
Kyle Trask, Florida
Zach Wilson, BYU
Fields is a red-shirt junior, making him a fourth year player and eligible for the award. His Ohio State Buckeyes have only been able to play four games to this point as a consequence of strict Covid-19 protocols, but when he’s been on the field he has been impressive.
In spite of a rough, three-interception game against Indiana, Fields has not thrown an interception in any other game while accounting for 13 touchdown passes. He is completing nearly eighty-percent of his passes for more than 1,200 yards.
The Unitas Award, which was established in 1987, has been given to many exceptional college players, including Florida State’s Charlie Ward, both Manning brothers, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, and last year to national champion and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU.