Rice QB gets Unitas award consideration

June 13, 2008 2:45:17 PM PDT
Chase Clement of Rice, who shattered 18 school records last fall and heads into the 2008 season as one of the top active passers in the country, is one of 26 senior college quarterbacks have made the first cut to be considered for the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award, established in 1987, is presented annually to the nation's top senior collegiate quarterback, by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.

Criteria for candidates include a quarterback's collegiate career, as well as his off-the-field values of good character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.

Clement heads into his senior season ranked in the top 10 among NCAA active career leaders in touchdown passes and total touchdowns (5th with 55 and 68, respectively), total plays (7th, 652) and passing attempts (8th, 897).

The 2008 winner will be presented with the award on Dec. 5 in Baltimore.

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