Shea Patterson has created some amazing plays through eight games over ranked opponents and a 17-point comeback win. Everyone knew what he was capable of, but just Michigan fans wanted to see it in the winged helmet.
His stats through eight games:
- 123-of-183 attempts (67.2 completion percentage)
- 1,523 yards
- 12 touchdowns, three interceptions
- 190.4 passing yards per game
Because of his solid play so far, Patterson is being recognized as one of 15 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
.@SheaPatterson_1 has been named one of the final 15 candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award, presented annual to the nations top college quarterback, based on accomplishments both on and off the field.#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/5jcmP624sO— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 24, 2018
The list was cut to 15 finalists from 30 after Week 8. The story provides further explanation of the award saying, “The award has been presented at the end of each season since 1987 to the nations top college quarterback, based on accomplishments both on and off the field.”
The other two Big Ten quarterbacks to make the list are Penn State’s Trace McSorley and Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson. Past winners include Michigan State’s Connor Cook (2015), Stanford’s Andrew Luck (2011), and Notre Dame’s Brady Quinn (2006).
The prestigious award winner will be announced on Dec. 7 in Baltimore.