College Football: Purdy, Petras Named to Golden Arm Watch List

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KILJ — Two area quarterbacks have been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List.

Iowa State’s Brock Purdy and Spencer Petras of Iowa were honored to the preseason watch list yesterday.

The award annually recognizes the top senior or upperclassmen quarterback.

Purdy was a First Team All-Big 12 choice last year and owns or shares 25 different school records.

The winningest quarterback in Iowa State history, Purdy has an active streak of 11-striaght games with a touchdown pass, the second longest in school history.

Petras was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selected by league media one year ago, ranking third in passing yards, fourth in touchdowns and sixth in passing yards per game.

The junior from San Rafael, California is entrenched as the starter heading into this year.

The two quarterbacks will square off head-to-head on September 11th, during the annual CyHawk matchup.