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Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award



Florida Atlantic University senior quarterback Rusty Smith has been named one of 21 nominees for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The recipient of this award will be announced in November.

The prestigious award bears the name of the man many refer to as the finest quarterback to ever play the game of football. Established in 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has previously honored 20 outstanding young men. The 2008 honoree was Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell.

Smith is the current record holder for passing attempts (1,073), completions (603), yards (8,197), touchdowns (62), and rushing and pass total yards (7,930). He was the 2007 New Orleans Bowl MVP and the 2008 Motor City Bowl Offensive MVP. He is a two-time Palm Beach County Amateur Athlete of the Year and the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, as well as the 2008 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

Smith is 15-11 over the last two seasons, helping to guide the FAU football program to its first bowl game, as well as back-to-back bowl victories. FAU was the only team in the state to do so. Smith also is 3-3 in head-to-head competition against the other quarterbacks nominated for this award.

FAU will open its 2009 campaign on Saturday, September 5 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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Cheers Rusty. Good luck.

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Re: Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award

with the exception of a bowl game, I guess that 3-3 record will stand pat. I don't know of any great quarterbacks were going against this year.
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Exit39 said

with the exception of a bowl game, I guess that 3-3 record will stand pat. I don't know of any great quarterbacks were going against this year.


I think your right….no top flight qbs this year

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Re: Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award

Congratulations and good luck Rusty!  Here's to another record breaking year with one of your favorite targets–Harmon :)  

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Re: Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award

Could end up in a bowl game against one of the other nominated QBs.

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Re: Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award

according to this article, 2 of the 20 other QBs are on the schedule.

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/jul/16/faus-smith-nominated-unitas-award/

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Re: Rusty Smith Nominated for Johnny Unitas Award

"The 2008 honoree was Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell."

And he's playing in Canada now. Hopefully the same doesn't happen to Rusty and we can FINALLY get a draft pick

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