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Palmer Accepts Unitas Award
By Joshua Hammann
AP Writer
LOUISVILLE- Carson Palmer on Friday accepted the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation's top senior quarterback.
    Palmer accepted the award from NFL Hall of Famer Bart Starr at the Kentucky International Convention Center.  
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Palmer Wins Heisman
Palmer Becomes Fifth Trojan To Win Honor
By Andrea Szulszteyn
AP Sports Writer
    Carson Palmer capped his rise from mediocrity to stardom by winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, taking the bronze statue back to the West Coast for the first time in 21 years.
    The USC quarterback became the first player from the region to win college football's most prestigious award since running back Marcus Allen did it in 1981.
    Palmer received 242 first-place votes and finished ahead of Iowa quarterback Brad Banks.
    The senior went 16-16 as a starter before this season, unable to live up to all the expectations he brought with him when he joined the Trojans.  
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It Was Close, But Palmer Gets The Heisman Vote
By Ivan Maisel
ESPN.com
LOS ANGELES-  If you had told me on the first of September that I would vote for Carson Palmer to win the Heisman Trophy, I would have smirked, "Yeah, and Notre Dame will win 10 games."
    I might have said, "No, I'll be voting for Brad Banks," but no one outside of Kinnick Stadium had ever heard of him.
    If you had told me on the first of October that I would vote for Palmer, I would have said, "Did you see him at Kansas State? Remind you of any Trojan quarterback of the last two seasons?"
    He picked the right season to be a late bloomer.  
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