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The Associated Press | November 24, 2015

Mayfield, Nassib, Falk finalists for Burlsworth Trophy

  Carl Nassib leads the FBS in sacks.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Penn State defensive end Cal Nassib and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk are the finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player to begin his career as a walk-on.

Mayfield walked on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma and is now a Heisman Trophy contender for the fifth-ranked Sooners.

Nassib leads the nation in sacks (15.5) in his first season as a starter. Falk leads the nation with 4,266 yards passing.

The Burlsworth Trophy honors the late Brandon Burlsworth, a walk-on at Arkansas who became a three-year starting offensive lineman. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1999, but was killed in a car accident 11 days later.

A film about Burlsworth called "Greater" will be released Jan. 22.

 

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