Duke's Thaddeus Lewis Nominated For Golden Arm Award

Sean AhernCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2009

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis #9 of the Duke Blue Devils looks to pass the ball during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Duke University's Thaddeus Lewis has been named among 21 other quarterbacks as a nominee for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Starting his fourth season as quarterback for the Blue Devils and entering his last season as Duke's leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, the nomination can only help the 20th ranked quarterback going into the 2009 season.

Duke, coming off of a 4-8 season and currently ranked at the bottom of the ACC Coastal Division, was able to help Lewis complete 224 of 361 passes for a total of 2,171 yards, 15 touchdowns, six interceptions and earn second team All-ACC honors. Lewis also holds lifetime records for Duke with 6,735 passing yards and 47 touchdown passes.

As the only ACC nominated quarterback, Lewis is in the same company as Daryll Clark of Penn State, Max Hall of Brigham Young University and Tim Tebow of the University of Florida.

The recipient of the Golden Arm award will be named in November.

Originally Posted on SportInformant.com

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