The list of candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award has been whittled from 27 to 15.
The award, presented by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation and Transamerica, is given to the nation's top college quarterback, based on his accomplishments both on and off the field.
It has been presented at the end of each season since 1987, and the winner will be honored at a ceremony in Baltimore on Dec. 12.
Here are the 15 quarterbacks still in contention:
Anthony Boone, Duke
Shane Carden, East Carolina
Rakeem Cato, Marshall
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Cody Fajardo, Nevada
Connor Halliday, Washington State
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Brett Hundley, UCLA
Cody Kessler, USC
Sean Mannion, Oregon State
Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Bryce Petty, Baylor
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Jake Rudock, Iowa
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown and Baltimore native Jerry Lovelocke, of Prairie View A&M, were among the initial list of candidates who have been trimmed from the list.