Aug. 6, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University quarterback Tyler Tettleton was named to the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List on Monday. The Golden Arm Award is given to a student-athlete who is not only a strong athletic performer but also a person of high character with admirable scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.
In 2011, Tettleton (Norman, Okla.) set 12 single-season records and in the process became the first quarterback in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards. The Ohio signal-caller also accounted for 38 touchdowns, passing for 28 and rushing for 10. He finished second on the team in rushing, totaling 658 yards on the ground.
Following the year, Tettleton earned All-MAC Third Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Third Team and CollegeSportsMadness.com All-MAC Third Team honors.
Already recognized multiple times this summer, Tettleton is also featured on the Manning Award and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists.
Tettleton is joined on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List by fellow Mid-American Conference quarterback Alex Carder of Western Michigan. Carder led the Broncos to a Little Caesar's Bowl appearance in 2011, throwing for 3,873 yards with 31 touchdowns and a 145.3 efficiency rating.
The prestigious award bears the name of the man who many refer to as the finest quarterback to ever play the game of football. Established in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has previously honored 25 outstanding young men. Stanford's Andrew Luck won the award in 2011.
The Bobcats open fall training camp this afternoon at Peden Stadium. Ohio's practices are open to the general public with times and dates available here. Fans are invited to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #OhioFBCamp.