This morning Tom Rinaldi and ESPN College Gameday reminded viewers how the Burlsworth Trophy that is awarded each season to the most outstanding Division I FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on got its name.
The video is worth six minutes of your time. You may want to have a sleeve or a tissue handy.
Brandon Burlsworth was a walk-on at Arkansas that went on to be drafted by the Colts before tragically dying in a car accident.— ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2019
Today, the Burlsworth Trophy honors the best player in the nation that started as a walk-on. (via @collegegameday) pic.twitter.com/t6PjkcXtPs
Ohio State has never had a player win the Burlsworth Trophy. The only B1G player to ever claim it was Penn State QB Matt McGloin in 2012.
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