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Boston College QB Patrick Towles Named To the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List

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NCAA Football: Louisville at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Towles, BC’s transfer quarterback from Kentucky is surrounded by expectations this upcoming season. A year removed from being one of the worst offensive teams in the nation, BC has brought him in to revitalize the passing game that finished near the bottom of all college football. On Friday it was announced that he was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List for 2016.

What is this award? According to the BC press release: “The award was established in 1987 and is presented annually to the nation’s top college quarterback based on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and athletic accomplishments.” Former BC great Matt Ryan won the award in 2007, after a fantastic season.

Towles, a graduate student threw for 2,148 yards, nine touchdowns and fourteen interceptions. The hope going into this season is that the change of scenario and working with new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler will help him transform into a dynamic quarterback.

Other notable players on the watch list include: Sean Maguire (FSU), Deshaun Watson (Clemson), Thomas Sirk (Duke), Brad Kaaya (Miami), Nathan Peterman (Pittsburgh), and Mitch Tribusky (UNC).