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The Associated Press | December 19, 2013

Burke wins Gagliardi Trophy

Mount Union's Kevin Burke
SALEM, Va. -- Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke won the Gagliardi Trophy on Wednesday night as the top all-around player in Division III.

Burke has led Mount Union (14-0) to a spot in the national championship game Friday night against Wisconsin-Whitewater. He's 29-0 as the Purple Raiders' starting quarterback, including a 15-0 mark last season en route to the school's record 11th Division III title.

Burke has completed 212 of 337 passes for 3,514 yards and 44 touchdowns this season. He also has run for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Burke is the record sixth Mount Union player to win the award, following quarterback Jim Ballard in 1993, quarterback Bill Borchert in '97, running back Chuck Moore in 2001, running back Dan Pugh in '02 and quarterback Greg Micheli in '08.

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