Alabama quarterback Mac Jones took home one of perhaps many major awards on Monday, as he took home the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Jones now joins former Alabama signal-callers A.J. McCarron (2013) and Jay Barker (1994) who were the only two to win the prestigious award in the history of the Crimson Tide.
- One of college football’s top passers, Jones sports an NCAA-leading completion percentage (77.0), 203.3 passer rating and 95.8 QBR
- Totaled 4,036 passing yards to rank second in Division I while averaging 336.8 passing yards per game, good for fourth nationally
- Recorded four of the Crimson Tide’s 10 400-plus yards passing performances in program history, the most by any one quarterback at UA
- Selected First Team All-American by the Associated Press, ESPN.com, Pro Football Focus, The Sporting News and USA Today
- Also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien, Manning, Maxwell and Walter Camp Player of the Year
The Golden Arm Award is presented annually to the top upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class. The award acknowledges performance on the field, but it goes beyond completion percentage and touchdown strikes.
The award values character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. This year’s presentation to honor Jones’ achievements will be pre-recorded and released on Thursday, Jan. 7 on the Golden Arm Award social channels and shared by the University of Alabama.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77