Sculpted By Raymond G. Gibby of Nobility Bronze, Pea Ridge, Arkansas
|Given for||the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on.|
|Presented by||The Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas|
|Most recent||Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma|
The Burlsworth Trophy is an award given annually to the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on. 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.
The trophy was sculpted and produced by Raymond Gibby of Nobility Bronze in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
Winners and finalists
|2010||Sean Bedford||C||Georgia Tech||||Josh McNary, LB, Army
Nick Reveiz, LB, Tennessee
Bryant Ward, FB, Oklahoma State
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
|2011||Austin Davis||QB||Southern Miss||||Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston
Griff Whalen, WR, Stanford
|2012||Matt McGloin||QB||Penn State||||Jordan Kovacs, S, Michigan
David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
|2013||Jared Abbrederis||WR||Wisconsin||||Max Copeland, G, Missouri
Trey Watts, RB, Tulsa
|2014||Justin Hardy||WR||East Carolina||||Ben Beckwith, G, Mississippi State
Mark Weisman, FB, Iowa
|2015||Baker Mayfield||QB||Oklahoma||||Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
|2016||Baker Mayfield||QB||Oklahoma||||Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern
Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
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- "Southern Miss QB wins Burlsworth Award", Associated Press in Knoxville News Sentinel, December 9. 2011.
- "Penn State QB McGloin wins Burlsworth Award"[permanent dead link], Associated Press at Yahoo! Sports, December 3, 2012.
- "Wisconsin WR Abbrederis win Burlsworth Award" (Press release). Wisconsin Badgers. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
- "Justin Hardy Named 2014 Burlsworth Trophy Winner" (Press release). ECU Athletics. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- "Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield Named 2015 Burlsworth Trophy Winner" (Press release). Burlsworth Trophy. December 7, 2015.
- "Baker Mayfield Named 2016 Burlsworth Trophy Winner" (Press release). Burlsworth Trophy. December 5, 2016.