Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson was named yesterday to the watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Thompson was one of 76 FBS quarterbacks named to the list. The award annually recognizes the nation’s top senior or upperclassmen QB. Last year’s winner was Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, who flourished under offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple, now in his first season with the Huskers.
Thompson, also in his first season at NU, completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,113 yards and 24 touchdowns for Texas in 2021.