Flowers added to Unitas List

By on November 3, 2017


(courtesy of USF Athletics)

TAMPA, FLA.– USF senior quarterback Quinton Flowers (Miami) has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Flowers, who passed for a season high 325 yards and accounted for two rushing touchdowns last Saturday vs. Houston, has surpassed 10,000 total offense yards to become just the fourth Bull to reach that plateau and close within 872 yards of the USF record of 10,875 posted by Matt Grothe (2006-09). He needs just 211 yards passing Saturday at UConn to become just the 7th player in FBS history to run for more than 3,000 yards and pass for more than 7,000 on a career. He also stands just one rushing touchdown away from becoming just the 12th to run for 40 touchdowns and pass for 50 or more on a career.

Among the 10 finalists for the Unitas Award, Flowers was joined by J.T. Barrett (Ohio State), Riley Ferguson (Memphis), Ryan Finley (N.C. State), Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State), Kenny Hill (TCU), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Trace McSorley (Penn State), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) and Logan Woodside (Toledo).

Flowers has led USF to a 7-1 start and a Top 25 ranking as he has run for 620 yards and a team-high tying nine touchdowns while

Quinton Flowers (photo Vicki DiAddezio)

passing for 1,570 yards and 12 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He is USF’s second all-time leading rusher with 3,214 yards on his career and a USF record 39 rushing touchdowns. Combined with his 58 passing touchdowns (2ndall-time), he has accounted for 97 total touchdowns on his career while producing a school record tying 15 games with 300 or more total yards.

Named after the man many refer to as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game of football, the prestigious 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, and leadership qualities. The 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award will be presented at a ceremony on Fri., Dec. 8, in Baltimore, MD.

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