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McGloin Wins Burlsworth Trophy

Quarterback Stays At Penn State

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Matt McGloin, senior quarterback from Penn State, accepts the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy on Monday during a ceremony at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. The other finalists were David Quessenberry, senior tackle at San Jose State University, and Jordan Kovacs, senior safety at the University of Michigan. The trophy is awarded annually to the top walk-on student athlete in Division I football.
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Matt McGloin, senior quarterback from Penn State, accepts the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy on Monday during a ceremony at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. The other finalists were David Quessenberry, senior tackle at San Jose State University, and Jordan Kovacs, senior safety at the University of Michigan. The trophy is awarded annually to the top walk-on student athlete in Division I football.

Matt McGloin admitted he never considered transferring from Penn State following the child sexual abuse scandal that put the future of one of college football’s most storied programs in jeopardy.

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The Burlsworth award deserves more media attention. The candidates' experiences and achievements demonstrate strong character and determination that merit emulation. Congratulations to all of the candidates. Also pleased to see Bartley Webb mentioned in the article.

Posted by: Kotka

December 4, 2012 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )