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Terry Wilson makes Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

A nice preseason honor for the Wildcat QB.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson has been named to the 2020 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.

Now 12-3 as a starting QB, Wilson has the best record for any UK quarterback in his first 15 starts with starting lineups available since 1993. He missed most of last season with a knee injury while completing 63.5% of his passes for 360 yards and two scores with another 44 rushing yards and a score in three games.

In 2018, Wilson started all 13 games and led UK to its first 10-win season since 1977, including a Citrus Bowl victory over Penn State. He is the only SEC quarterback to have had at least five games with a completion percentage of at least 70% (minimum 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).

The Johnny Unitas Award is presented annually to the top senior and upperclassman QB 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.

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