Carr Named Winner of the Unitas Award

From Associated Press

Fresno State quarterback David Carr, the NCAA leader in passing yardage and touchdown tosses, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Tuesday.

Carr beat finalists Eric Crouch of Nebraska, Joey Harrington of Oregon, Kurt Kittner of Illinois, and Zak Kustok of Northwestern.

The award is presented to the nation’s top senior quarterback by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

Carr has thrown for 3,876 yards and 36 touchdowns while completing 288 of 450 passes this season. He is third nationally in total offense, averaging 330.4 yards a game.


With one game remaining, Carr is within reach of becoming the sixth NCAA player to throw for 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in a season.


Colorado linebacker Drew Wahlroos accused five Nebraska fans of attacking him outside a Boulder, Colo., strip club after his team’s big victory, breaking his nose and giving him a black eye.

Wahlroos was treated at Boulder Community Hospital on Saturday and a nurse told police about the assault.

“It was nothing, really,” Wahlroos said. “I was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Wahlroos, a 21-year-old junior, will not press charges. The university said it would not comment on the case.


Stanford, Syracuse, Fresno State and Colorado State learned their bowl game destinations.

Stanford will play in the inaugural Seattle Bowl on Dec. 27 against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Syracuse is in the Bowl on Dec. 29 against a Big 12 opponent, and Fresno State returns to the Dec. 31 Silicon Valley Bowl for the second straight year to face an at-large team. Colorado State will play North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 18.


Tennessee’s John Henderson, the 2000 Outland Trophy winner, is a finalist again this season, joining Miami’s Bryant McKinnie and Nebraska’s Toniu Fonoti. The award honors the best interior lineman in college football. The winner will be announced Dec. 6.