LSU’s star quarterback Joe Burrow received some more preseason love on Monday, being named a candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Burrow has previously been named as preseason candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award as well as the Maxwell Award.
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is presented annually to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback in college football.
The Ohio native enters his second season as LSU’s starting quarterback after leading the Tigers to a 10-3 mark a year ago.
Burrow set or tied five school records last year in what was his first season with the Tigers and he became the only player in school history to throw for at least 2,800 yards and rush for at least 350 yards in a season. Burrow finished the year with 2,894 passing yards and 399 yards on the ground. He accounted for 23 total touchdowns and tied the school mark for rushing TDs by a quarterback with seven.
Below is the preseason award watch list that several members of the LSU football program have earned.
Joe Burrow: Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Maxwell Award
K’Lavon Chaisson: Butkus Award
Lloyd Cushenberry: Rimington Award
Grant Delpit: Thorpe Award, Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, Walter Camp Award
Michael Divinity: Butkus Award
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Maxwell Award, Hornung Award
Blake Ferguson: Wuerffel Award
Kristian Fulton: Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award
Jacob Phillips: Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award
Patrick Queen: Butkus Award
Zach Von Rosenberg: Ray Guy Award