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Purdy A Top-15 Finalist For Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Oct 10, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) runs the ball against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports.

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletic communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State All-Big 12 quarterback Brock Purdy is one of 15 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the top upperclassman quarterback in the nation.

A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Purdy is the most prolific signal-caller in Iowa State history, owning or sharing 23 school records.

Purdy added two more records to his resume recently in career touchdowns responsible (69) and career touchdown passes (53).

Since Purdy took over quarterbacking duties in 2018, the Cyclones are 19-10 overall, 16-6 vs. Big 12 teams, while averaging 426.4 yards of total offense and 32.0 points per game.

Purdy has directed the Cyclones into the top-25 rankings for the third-straight year, as the Cyclones currently lead the Big 12 with a 5-1 league slate.

The Cyclone record-setter is completing 62.2 pct. of his passes (135-217) with 10 touchdowns on the season. He’s also a proven threat on the run, ranking second on the team with 194 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Purdy led the Cyclones to a 37-30 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma earlier in the year, ISU’s first win over the Sooners in Ames since 1960 and the fifth fourth-quarter comeback of his career.

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