Wildcats' Woodson a Finalist for the Golden Arm Award

By: UK Sports Information
By: UK Sports Information

LEXINGTON, Ky. – André Woodson has been named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the nation’s top senior quarterback.

Woodson is one of five finalists for the honor, which is presented by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation of Baltimore, Md.

Woodson has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,653 yards, 29 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions this year. He leads the Southeastern Conference with 265.3 passing yards per game. Earlier this season, he set an NCAA record with 325 consecutive passes without an interception. He has won three National Player of the Week honors this year, following victories over Louisville, Florida Atlantic, and LSU.

Woodson has led Kentucky to a 7-3 record. The Wildcats’ win over Louisville was the first victory over a top-10 ranked opponent in 30 years and the triumph over LSU was the first over a No. 1-ranked opponent since 1964. During the season, UK has been ranked in the nation’s top 10 for the first time since 1977 and has been listed in the BCS rankings for the first time in school history.

Woodson is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award for the National Player of the Year. He also is a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s top quarterback and on the Manning Award watch list for the same honor.

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