Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert was named to the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, announced the Golden Arm Foundation on Wednesday.
Benkert, who threw for 2,552 yards and 21 touchdowns last year in his first season with U.Va. after transferring from ECU, is one of 47 college senior or fourth-year junior signal-callers on the list.
The Golden Arm Award committee will announce the top 15 finalists for the in September. THe winner will be announced on Dec. 8.