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Calvert Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

August 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Calvert Named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Preseason Watch List

Stephen Calvert, Liberty's all-time career passing touchdowns leader, enters his senior season listed among the elite FBS quarterbacks in the country.

Calvert is one of 49 FBS quarterbacks who have been named to the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® preseason watch list.

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® is given annually to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback set to graduate with their class. The award is presented by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

Calvert finished his junior season with 65 career touchdown passes, becoming Liberty's all-time career touchdown passing leader in just three seasons on Liberty Mountain.

The native of Plantation, Fla., enters his final year in a Flames' uniform having thrown for 8,362 yards and needs 1,905 passing yards to become Liberty's all-time career passing yards leader (Josh Woodrum – 2012-15 – 10,266 yards).

Last season, Calvert completed 240-of-438 passing attempts and threw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was one of 34 FBS quarterbacks in the country to finish the season with 3,000 passing yards.

Calvert would have tied for 40th in the country in passing touchdowns if Liberty was eligible for the FBS national ranks (not eligible due to FBS transition process). He tallied five 300-yard passing games in 2018, including his third career 400-yard game.

Calvert and the Flames open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 when Liberty hosted No. 22 Syracuse at Williams Stadium, marking the first-ever Power 5 opponent to visit Lynchburg.

2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Preseason Watch List
Jack Abraham, Southern Mississippi
Blake Barnett, South Florida
Woody Barrett, Kent State
Jake Bentley, South Carolina
Anthony Brown, Boston College
Kelly Bryant, Missouri
Joe Burrow, LSU
Stephen Calvert, Liberty
Marcus Childers, Northern Illinois
J. Costello, Stanford
Jacob Eason, Washington
Caleb Evans, Louisiana-Monroe
Mason Fine, North Texas
Feleipe Franks, Florida
Mitchell Guadagni, Toledo
Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee
Gage Gubrud, Washington State
Quentin Harris, Duke
Justin Herbert, Oregon
Kelvin Hopkins, Jr., Army
Tyler Huntley, Utah
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
Josh Jackson, Maryland
D'Eriq King, Houston
Brian Lewerke, Michigan State
Jordan Love, Utah State
Jake Luton, Oregon State
Cole McDonald, Hawaii
Justin McMillan, Tulane
Steven Montez, Colorado
James Morgan, FIU
Riley Neal, Vanderbilt
Kato Nelson, Akron
Shea Patterson, Michigan
Bryce Perkins, Virginia
Malcolm Perry, Navy
Peyton Ramsey, Indiana
Armani Rogers, UNLV
Nathan Rourke, Ohio
Anthony Russo, Temple
J'Mar Smith, Louisiana Tech
Nate Stanley, Iowa
Dillon Sterling-Cole, Arizona State
Khalil Tate, Arizona
Zac Thomas, Appalachian State
Skylar Thompson, Kansas State
Brady White, Memphis
Ryan Willis, Virginia Tech
Brandon Wimbush, UCF