Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is one of 27 players on the preseason Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list.
The honor is awarded to the nation's top senior quarterback. Waters is the fourth K-State quarterback to be nominated. Collin Klein won in 2012. Former K-State passers Michael Bishop and Chad May were both finalists.
Waters can now find his name on three preseason watch lists. The other two are the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the nation's top college football player, and the Davey O'Brien Award, which is given annually to the nation's top quarterback.
As a junior, Waters threw for 2,469 yards and 18 touchdowns.