Tajh Boyd named as a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm finalist


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 225   Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS)  
Years Played: 2009 - 2013

BALTIMORE, MD (11/6/13) --- Narrowed from an original field of 30 of the country’s top
college quarterbacks, there are now 10 candidates remaining for the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden
Arm Award?.

The 10 finalists for this year’s Golden Arm Award are:
Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, Clemson
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Sean Mannion, Oregon State
AJ McCarron, Alabama
Aaron Murray, Georgia
Keith Price, Washington
Connor Shaw, South Carolina
Keith Wenning, Ball State

Named after the man many refer to as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game of football,
the prestigious Golden Arm Award is presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm
Educational Foundation, Inc. and Transamerica?.

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.

The 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award? will be presented at a ceremony on Friday,
December 13 (Note New Date), in Baltimore, MD. For the 2013 Golden Arm Award ceremony,
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and Transamerica? will be
returning to The Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor & Grand Historic Venue (formerly The
Tremont Grand), where the ceremony was held from 2006 until 2010.

Previous winners of the Golden Arm Award include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997);
Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007);
Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009); and Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011). Last year’s winner, Collin Klein
of Kanas State, was a Second Team All-American (AP) and the 2012 Big 12 Offensive Player of
the Year (AP).

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