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USC's Kedon Slovis Named To 2021 Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

Aug 19, 2021

USC junior quarterback Kedon Slovis has been named to the 2021 Watch List for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

The award annually recognizes the top senior or upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class.

The 2021 award winner will be announced at the Golden Arm Award banquet and celebration in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 10.

Earlier this month, Slovis made the Watch Lists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Maxwell Award, given to college football's outstanding player, the Davey O'Brien Award, for the nation's top quarterback, and the Manning Award, for the top college quarterback.

Slovis, a 2-year starter, was the All-Pac-12 first team signalcaller last fall when he topped the nation in completions (29.5) and was in the Top 20 in passing yards (320.2), total offense (310.7) and completion percentage (.670). In 2020, he calmly led the Trojans to a trio of comeback victories in the games' final 2 minutes and he twice threw 5 TDs in a game. In his career, he has hit 70% — above the school record — of his 656 passes for 5,423 yards with 47 TDs and 16 interceptions to rank ninth on USC's all-time completions list and 10th in total offense.

USC has had three recipients of the Unitas Golden Arm Award: Rodney Peete in 1988, Carson Palmer in 2002 and Matt Leinart in 2005.