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Chappell named to preseason watch list

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FROM IDS Reports

Colt McCoy, Graham Harrell, Matt Ryan, Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Jason White, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer and David Carr all had successful college football careers — and are all part of a unique fraternity of college quarterbacks.

Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell has the chance to join them, as he was named to the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award preseason watch list.

The award is presented annually to the top senior quarterback in the country, but it is about more than just the game.

“The winner of the Golden Arm Award is recognized not only for his athletic accomplishments, but also for his character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and athletic abilities,” said John Unitas, Jr., president of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

Chappell is one of 21 senior quarterbacks named to the preseason watch list and is one of three Big Ten quarterbacks on the list. Iowa’s Ricky Stanzi and Wisconsin’s Scott Tolzien were also honored.

The Johnny Unitas Award was first presented in 1987 and has since honored 22 of the nation’s top quarterbacks.

— Candice Rohrman

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