Johnson on Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Top 20 List
By UK Athletics
LEXINGTON, KY - University of Kentucky senior quarterback Stephen Johnson has been named one of the Top 20 candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, it was announced today.

Johnson, a native of Rancho Cucamonga, California, has led UK to a 12-4 record in the last 16 regular-season games, a mark the Wildcats have not exceeded since 1977-78. This season he has completed 99-of-155 passes for 1,238 yards and nine touchdowns with only two interceptions.

He currently ranks fifth in the Southeastern Conference in total offense (230.3) and passing average per game (206.3), and is 37th nationally and seventh in the league in pass efficiency rating (147.5). 

Johnson also ranks third on the team in rushing yards with 144 yards on 47 carries, along with two scores.

The Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each season since 1987 to the nation's top college quarterback, based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class. These strong leaders have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and worked hard for themselves and their teams during the season and beyond.


Published 08:56 PM, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
Updated 08:59 PM, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017

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