Dalton among quarterbacks on Golden Arm Watch List

Dalton among quarterbacks on Golden Arm Watch List

Senior quarterback Andy Dalton has been added to the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list, a yearly award to the nation’s top senior quarterback.

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award acknowledges performance on the field as well as character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game.

A four-year starter, Dalton is the nation’s leader in wins (29) by an active quarterback. Dalton’s 29 victories also tie him with Slingin’ Sammy Baugh (1934-36) for the most in TCU history.

The 2009 Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Dalton was named to a pair of All-America teams. He was also one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award, presented to the nation’s top quarterback.

Dalton was eighth in the nation in passing efficiency last season with a 151.8 rating. Among active quarterbacks, he ranks third in lowest career interception percentage (2.4, 24 picks in 1,001 attempts).

A native of Katy, Texas, Dalton has led TCU to top-10 rankings each of the last two seasons. In 2009, he guided the Horned Frogs to their first BCS appearance.

Dalton set a single-season TCU record in 2009 with 2,756 yards passing, while his 61.6 completion percentage and 23 touchdown passes placed second. Dalton is the Horned Frogs’ all-time leader in passing yards with 7,457. His 603 completions, 44 touchdown passes and 60.2 completion percentage rank second.

A two-time bowl game Most Valuable Player, Dalton ranked fourth on TCU last season with 512 yards rushing on a 4.4 per carry average. He has 1,176 career yards on the ground.

Colt McCoy of Texas was the 2009 recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.