Middle Tennessee senior quarterback Dwight Dasher and ULM senior quarterback Trey Revell have been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation announced Friday.
The award, which is presented annually to the top senior quarterback in the country, acknowledges performance on the field, as well as character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. Revell and Dasher are two of just 22 quarterbacks in the NCAA to be named to the preseason watch list for the prestigious award.
Dasher was named the Most Valuable Player in the 42-32 win over Southern Miss in the 2009 New Orleans Bowl, setting an all-time NCAA bowl record of 201 yards rushing. The Folkston, Ga., native also became just the fourth player in NCAA history to throw for 2,500 yards and rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single-season when he rang up 2,789 yards through the air in 2009 to go along with 1,154 yards on the ground.
Dasher, who is also on the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award, enters the 2010 campaign ranked first in career rushing yards by a quarterback at Middle Tennessee, fourth in total offense, fourth in completions, fifth in touchdown passes, and seventh in passing yards.
Revell, who started 10 games for the Warhawks in 2009, completed 121-of-210 passes (57.6 percent) for 1,739 yards with 12 touchdowns and a 134.61 efficiency rating. The Havana, Fla., native completed 17-of-19 passes (89.5 percent) in ULM's 58-0 victory over Texas Southern to set the ULM single-game completion percentage record breaking Doug Pederson's mark of 88.9 percent. He completed his first 12 passes against Texas Southern and his final three passes at No. 2 Texas the week before to set ULM's consecutive completions record with 15, also breaking a record held by Pederson (11).
Revell also rushed for 354 yards and five touchdowns last season and has totaled 568 yards (4.6 ypc) on the ground over his career. He hooked up with Luther Ambrose for a 75-yard touchdown pass against Texas - it went down as the longest offensive play for the Warhawks since 2004 and the longest play against the Longhorns since 2003.