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Spencer Rattler, Brock Purdy Part of Unitas Top 25

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler and Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy made the cut for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award’s Top 25 quarterbacks for 2021.

This is the first step for the committee to narrow the list of the candidates for the award, given to the nation’s top senior or upperclassman quarterback.

Rattler and Purdy were the only two Big 12 quarterbacks to make the cut.


Rattler is preparing to lead the undefeated Sooners into Saturday’s game with Kansas State, a week ahead of their annual ‘Red River Rivalry’ game with Texas. In four games, Rattler has thrown for 1,017 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also scored two rushing touchdowns.

Purdy has already thrown a school-record 66 career touchdown passes and needs just 130 passing yards to become just the sixth Big 12 player to amass 10,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a career. He’s completed 70 percent of his passes and has 888 yards passing, with four touchdowns and four interceptions. The Cyclones are preparing to face Kansas on Saturday.

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Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 25

Big 12 players in bold

Brennan Armstrong, Virginia

Connor Bazelak, Missouri

Anthony Brown, Oregon

Sean Clifford, Penn State

Jack Coan, Notre Dame

Matt Corral, Ole Miss

Malik Cunningham, Louisville

Jayden Daniels, Arizona State

JT Daniels, Georgia

Dillon Gabriel, UCF

Sam Hartman, Wake Forest

Sam Howell, North Carolina

Emory Jones, Florida

D’Eriq King, Miami

Devin Leary, NC State

Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina

Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh

Jack Plummer, Purdue

Brock Purdy, Iowa State

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma

Chris Reynolds, Charlotte

Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati

Carson Strong, Nevada

Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland

Malik Willis, Liberty


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