Keenum Named to Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

    Senior quarterback Case Keenum
    Senior quarterback Case Keenum
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    July 4, 2010

    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

    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.

    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.

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