Mason Rudolph Wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Oklahoma State senior quarterback Mason Rudolph was named the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Thursday.
Rudolph leads the nation in terms of passing yards (4,553) and passing yards per game (379.4).
He’s also the leader in points responsible for (270) and points responsible for per game (22.5).
He ranks second in the FBS in total offense and total offense per game.
“Winning the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is a meaningful honor for me because this is a reflection of how I was raised,” Rudolph said. “I was taught from a young age that there is more to life than football and I’m thankful to the committee for selecting me. I am humbled and thankful to everyone who helped me get to this point.”
“Mason represents our football program the right way. He’s won a ton of games for us. He’s played with broken ribs, he’s played with a broken foot and he’s been tremendous for this school and tremendous for society,” Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said. “I had a conversation with his mom and dad and told them for everything that he’s done (on the field), as a parent, you should be more proud of what he’s done (in the community). He’s awesome.”
Candidates for the 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.
Rudolph will be presented the Golden Arm Award at a banquet in Baltimore on Friday, December 8.