July 4, 2010
HOUSTON - University of Houston senior quarterback Case Keenum recently was named to the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.
Keenum was one of only 22 players to appear on the national Watch List. The Golden Arm Award is presented annually to the top senior quarterback by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation and acknowledges performance on the field as well as character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game.
This was only the most recent preseason honor for Keenum. He was honored as a Favorite for both the College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year and the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy.
In addition, the Abilene, Texas, native has been named to several Preseason All-America Teams.
Keenum and other Cougar student-athletes are expected to earn additional preseason honors and be named to other national award watch lists during the next few weeks.
A year ago, Keenum led the nation in total offense for the second straight season, averaging more than 400 yards per game. He posted a school-record 5,671 passing yards with 44 touchdowns and helped lead the Cougars to a 10-4 overall record and fifth consecutive bowl appearance.
With his passing yardage, he became only the second player in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision history with multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons during his career. He enters the 2010 season on the cusp of setting many NCAA Division I-FBS passing and total offense career records.
2010 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST
Austen Arnaud, Iowa State
Ben Chappell, Indiana
Ryan Colburn, Fresno State
Andy Dalton, TCU
Dwight Dasher, Middle Tennessee
Pat Devlin, Delaware
Ricky Dobbs, Navy
Nathan Enderle, Idaho
Zach Frazer, Connecticut
Jerrod Johnson, Texas A & M
Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
Case Keenum, Houston
Jake Locker, Washington
Greg McElroy, Alabama
Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech
Christian Ponder, Florida State
Kevin Riley, California
Trey Revell, Louisiana-Monroe
Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin
T.J. Yates, North Carolina
Season tickets are on sale now, and fans are encouraged to purchase soon due to record sales. General admission season tickets are only $120, while reserved season tickets begin at only $185.
Fans also can choose from a variety of packages, including the Family Plan, which includes two adult and two youth South End Zone General Admission season tickets for only $249. For families with more than four members, additional youth tickets can be purchased for $75 each.
The Cougars open the 2010 season when they play host to Texas State at 7 p.m., Sept. 4 on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium. It will be the first of six home games for the Cougars in 2010.
From there, the Cougars meet UTEP (Fri., Sept. 10), Tulane (Sept. 25), Mississippi State (Oct. 9), UCF (Fri., Nov. 5) and Tulsa (Homecoming, Nov. 13).
Robertson Stadium has become one of the nation's toughest venues. The Cougars bring a 15-game home winning streak into the 2010 season opener, tying for the country's fourth-longest active streak.