November 1, 2012
Big 12 quarterbacks Collin Klein (Kansas State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma) and Geno Smith (West Virginia) have been named finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, it was announced today.
The list of 10 finalists was narrowed from an original field on 29 of the country's top college quarterbacks. Candidates for the Golden Arm Award must be completing their college eligibility or be a fourth-year junior, on schedule to graduate with his class. Candidates are judged upon character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and athletic accomplishments.
The Big 12's three finalists are tied for the most from any conference.
The 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award will be presented on Friday, December 7 at The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland