Tettleton Named To Award Watch List for Nation’s Best Quarterbacks

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Ohio redshirt senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton has been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, the award’s foundation announced last week.

The four-year starter, and Ohio’s career leader in passing yards and touchdowns, is one of 30 senior quarterbacks named to the watch list. Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch and Ball State’s Keith Wenning are the only other quarterbacks from the Mid-American Conference named to the list.

Tettleton, a native of Norman, Okla., is entering his third season as the Bobcats starter. In his first season under center, 2011, Tettleton led the ‘Cats to their first-ever bowl victory, a 24-23 victory over Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. That season, the then sophomore set 12 Ohio passing records, including becoming the first Bobcat to throw for 3,000 or more yards in a season. He followed 2011 up by leading the ‘Cats to a victory over Penn State, a 7-0 start to the season that had the team ranked in the Top-25 at one point, and their second-consecutive bowl victory. Tettleton threw for 331 yards, and two touchdowns in a 45-14 victory of Louisiana-Monroe in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in December.

Tettleton has also been named to two other watch lists for the upcoming 2013 season: The Walter Camp Foundation Player of The Year Award and The Davey O’Brien Award.

The Jonhny Unitas Golden Arm Award was started in 1987 and is awarded annually to the nation’s top senior quarterback. The foundation looks at several factors other than athletic achievement, including, character and scholastic achievement.

The award will be announced in Baltimore, Md., on December 6.

Ohio Football opened fall camp Tuesday in their preparation for the 2013 season. Ohio opens 2013 on the road at No. 9 Louisville, on Sunday, Sept. 1.