Mason Rudolph presented with the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph looks to throw during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was presented with the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award at a banquet in Baltimore Friday night.

In addition to the accomplishments on the field, candidates are judged on their character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.

Rudolph finished the regular season as the leading passer in the FBS, both in terms of passing yards (4,553) and passing yards per game (379.4) and he also leads the FBS in points responsible for per game (22.5).

He ranks second in the FBS in both total offense (4,582) and total offense per game (381.8).

“Mason represents our football program the right way. He’s won a ton of games for us. He’s played with broken ribs, he’s played with a broken foot and he’s been tremendous for this school and tremendous for society,” Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said. “I had a conversation with his mom and dad and told them for everything that he’s done (on the field), as a parent, you should be more proud of what he’s done (in the community). He’s awesome.”

Past Golden Arm Award winners include: Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997); Carson Palmer (USC, 2002); Eli Manning (Ole Miss, 2003); Matt Ryan (Boston College, 2007); Colt McCoy (Texas, 2009); Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011), Marcus Mariota (Oregon, 2014), Connor Cook (Michigan State, 2015) and last year’s winner Deshaun Watson, (Clemson, 2016).

Rudolph and the Cowboys take on Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl on December 28 in Orlando.

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