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
|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 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 finalistsEdit
|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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- "Arkansas to honor Brandon Burlsworth", Associated Press at ESPN.com, August 19, 2010.
- "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. Archived from the original on December 9, 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.