Troy's Brandon Silvers Named Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Top 20 Finalist

TROY, Alabama – Troy senior quarterback Brandon Silvers has been named one of the 20 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation announced Wednesday.


Silvers has completed 64.8 percent of his passes this year for 248.2 yards per game. The senior from Orange Beach, Ala., has a pair of touchdown passes and has attempted 141 consecutive passes without an interception heading intoWednesday night’s game against South Alabama.


He ranks fourth among all active players in the country with 804 career completions, fifth with 8,635 career passing yards and 10th with 56 career touchdown passes. Silvers was one of just four quarterbacks nationally this year to start a season opener for the fourth consecutive season.


Silvers will finish his career among the best in Sun Belt history as he currently ranks sixth in career passing yards, fourth in completions and sixth in touchdown passes.


Prior to the season, Silvers was named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award, Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Award and the Senior Bowl.


Johnny Unitas Award Final 20

J. T. Barrett, Ohio State 

David Blough, Purdue 

Jesse Ertz, Kansas State 

Luke Falk, Washington State 

Riley Ferguson, Memphis                                 

Ryan Finley, NC State 

Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi St. 

Quinton Flowers, South Florida 

Justice Hansen, Arkansas St. 

Kenny Hill, TCU 

Stephen Johnson, Kentucky 

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma 

Trace McSorley, Penn St. 

Josh Rosen, UCLA 

Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State 

Brandon Silvers, Troy 

Nick Stevens, Colorado St. 

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern 

Mike White, Western Ky. 

Logan Woodside, Toled

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