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Michigan QB Shea Patterson in top 15 for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

The Detroit News

Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson is among 15 quarterbacks contending for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

The list, revealed Wednesday, had been cut from 30. The winner will be announced Dec. 7.

Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson is among the final 15 for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

The award, created in 1987, is presented at the end of each season to the nation's top college quarterback honoring his accomplishments on and off the field. 

The Wolverines are ranked No. 5 nationally, and are 7-1 overall, 5-0 Big Ten. They have a bye on Saturday before returning to face Penn State at Michigan Stadium on Nov. 3. Patterson, who transferred to Michigan from Ole Miss last December, is 18th nationally in completion percentage (67.2) and 22nd in pass efficiency.

Here are the 15 quarterbacks:

Jake Browning, Washington

Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Ryan Finley, NC State

Will Grier, West Virginia

Justin Herbert, Oregon

Drew Lock, Missouri

Trace McSorley, Penn State

McKenzie Milton, UCF

Gardner Minshew, Washington State

Steven Montez, Colorado

Shea Patterson, Michigan

Brett Rypien, Boise State

Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

Brady White, Memphis