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Terry Wilson Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List



The accolades for Kentucky football standouts continue to pile up.

This afternoon, UK quarterback Terry Wilson was officially named to the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, which honors the top quarterback in the nation annually. It was announced by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and presenting sponsor A.O. Smith Corporation.

The senior quarterback is set to return to the field after missing all but two games of the 2019 season due to a knee injury. Prior to the injury, Wilson completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 360 yards and two scores with another 44 rushing yards and a score in two games.

Outside of individual success, Wilson sits at 12-3 as the team’s starter, the best record for any UK quarterback in his first 15 starts with starting lineups available since 1993. In 2018, he started all 13 games and led UK to its first 10-win season since 1977, including a VRBO Citrus Bowl victory. He is the only SEC quarterback to have had at least five games with a completion percentage of at least 70-percent (min. 20 attempts).

In two seasons as the starter, Wilson has completed 213-of-320 passes for 2,249 yards with 13 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He also has rushed for 591 yards and five scores on 152 attempts, making him one of just five quarterbacks in UK history to has at least 2,000 yards passing and 500 rushing (Stephen Johnson, Pookie Jones, Bernie Scruggs and Shane Boyd).

This award is presented annually to the top senior and upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Selection Committee. Candidates are chosen based on player performance on and off the field.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Terry Wilson Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    1:45 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    What’s going n with seeing only the latest 5 posts on my phone or tablet? And it doesn’t matter if I’m using an ad blocker or not. I tried Chrome on iPad with no ad blocker, and it’s the same as Safari, which I am using a blocker with.

    • UK_fac_boi
      2:01 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

      Every time I see your name I think it says
      chris gethard instead. Plus, you kind of look like him.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:20 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

      Uhhh, okay???

  2. UK_fac_boi
    1:59 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink


  3. dukeisking
    4:22 pm August 13, 2020 Permalink

    Do you think b/c the Big Ten/ Pac 12 and other conferences canceled their season this opened up room for the UK QB to be added to the list? Justin Fields and a few other QBs from these conferences surely would have been on this list and above the UK QB.