Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has won the 2017 Burlsworth Trophy over two-time recipient Baker Mayfield, the Burlsworth Foundation announced Monday.
The Burlsworth Trophy annually honors the most outstanding college football player in America who began his career as a walk-on.
Mayfield has now missed out on two awards that were thought to be in the bag for the fifth-year senior. Last week, Mason Rudolph won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Mayfield is still a finalist for several more awards and is the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy.
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He’s still up for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award (most outstanding player), the Manning Award (quarterback award that takes bowl performance into consideration), Maxwell Award (best all-around), and Davey O’Brien Award (top quarterback) plus the Heisman Trophy.