WSU’s Gubrud added to Golden Arm Watch List
BALTIMORE, Md. —
Washington State graduate quarterback Gage Gubrud was named to the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation announced Monday.
Gubrud is one of 49 quarterbacks named to the watch list for the award presented annually to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback. Former Cougar quarterbacks Gardner Minshew II won the award last season and Luke Falk was a finalist for the award in 2016.
Gubrud arrived at WSU as a graduate transfer this past spring after a record-setting four years at Eastern Washington. The McMinnville , Ore. native set three career, 11 season and seven single-game school records at EWU , posted a 21-7 record as a starter and threw for 9,984 yards and 86 touchdowns and won the 2016 FCS Player of the Year Award.
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