Derek Carr Up For More National Awards

Aug. 2, 2013

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - The preseason recognition for Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr continues to build, as he has been named to two more national award preseason watch lists.

On Thursday, Carr was named to the top 30 watch list for the 2013 Johnny Unitas® Golden Arm Award® by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. This award, named after one of the greatest quarterback of all-time, is presented annually to one of the nation's top college quarterbacks.

The Johnny Unitas® Golden Arm Award® will be presented at a ceremony on December 6, 2013 in Baltimore, Md. Established in 1987, this prestigious award is presented at the end of each season to the nation's top college quarterback based on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and athletic accomplishments. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class.

Then on Friday, the Allstate Sugar Bowl released the watch list for the Manning Award and Carr was one of 30 returning quarterbacks to make that list. The Manning Award recognizes the top quarterback in the country and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. The award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

This year's Manning Award Watch List includes players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Mountain West leads the way with six honorees, while the Southeastern Conference has five quarterbacks on the list and the Pac-12 adds four.

Additional quarterbacks may be added to the Manning Award Watch List after the start of the season. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 8.



Other preseason accolades or watch lists Carr has been named to include:
• Mountain West Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
• MW Preseason All-Conference Team
• Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List
• Maxwell Award Watch List
• Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List
• CFPA Quarterback Trophy Watch List
• Heisman Pundit Watch List

"Discover Fresno State Football" - 2013 Fresno State football season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.

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