Friday, October 16, 2009
Penn State's Clark still alive for Unitas Award
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
The field for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award has been narrowed from 22 to 10, and Penn State senior quarterback Daryll Clark remains in the running.
Clark is the lone Big Ten representative on the list of 10, which includes familiar names like Florida's Tim Tebow and Texas' Colt McCoy. The Unitas Award winner will be announced Dec. 11 at a reception in Baltimore.
Clark leads the Big Ten in pass efficiency (143 rating) and ranks third in both passing average (227.8 yards per game) and total offense (246.3 ypg). He's tied with Purdue's Joey Elliott for the league lead in touchdown passes with 12.
A Big Ten player has never won the Unitas Award.