University of Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien has been named to a number of preseason watch lists for college football awards.
The returning starter, coming off a junior season in which he led the Big Ten Conference in passing efficiency, was tabbed for watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Manning Award.
The Davey O'Brien Award is the nation's oldest quarterback honor. The Manning Award, presented by the Sugar Bowl, was created prior to the 2004 season and also seeks to recognize the nation's top quarterback.
The Golden Arm Award is presented annually to the nation's top senior quarterback.
Tolzien was named to the Big Ten coaches' All-Conference honorable mention team. A surprise starter coming out of fall camp, the Rolling Meadows, Ill., native started all 13 games, leading the Badgers to a 10-3 record and a victory in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Tolzien threw for 2,705 yards, the second-best total in UW history, while his 211 completions set a new school record. His passing efficiency rating of 143.0 was the third-best mark in school history. It is great to see a Badger quaterback receive the credit he deserves. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!