Burlsworth Trophy

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Burlsworth Trophy
Given for the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on.
Location Springdale, Arkansas
Country United States
Presented by The Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas
First award 2010
Most recent Luke Falk, Washington State
Website http://burlsworthtrophy.com/

The Burlsworth Trophy is an award given annually to the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on.[1][2] The Trophy is a program of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation and is presented by the Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas

The award, first awarded for the 2010 season, is named for Brandon Burlsworth, who walked on to the University of Arkansas football program in 1994 and ultimately became an All-American. Selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 1999 NFL draft, he was killed in a car accident shortly after the draft.[3]

The trophy was sculpted and produced by Raymond Gibby of Nobility Bronze in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Winners and finalists[edit]

Year Winner Pos School Ref Other finalists
2010 Sean Bedford C Georgia Tech [4] Josh McNary, LB, Army
Nick Reveiz, LB, Tennessee
Bryant Ward, FB, Oklahoma State
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
2011 Austin Davis QB Southern Miss [5] Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston
Griff Whalen, WR, Stanford
2012 Matt McGloin QB Penn State [6] Jordan Kovacs, S, Michigan
David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
2013 Jared Abbrederis WR Wisconsin [7] Max Copeland, G, Missouri
Trey Watts, RB, Tulsa
2014 Justin Hardy WR East Carolina [8] Ben Beckwith, G, Mississippi State
Mark Weisman, FB, Iowa
2015 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma [9] Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
2016 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma (2) [10] Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern
Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
2017 Luke Falk QB Washington State [11] Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis


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