Already a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and Lombardi Trophy, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib has unsurprisingly been named as a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy. The Burlsworth is awarded to college football's most outstanding player who started their career as a walk-on.
Nassib broke Penn State's single-season sack record with 15.5 on the year and has grabbed 19.5 tackles for loss. He has also been invited to the Senior Bowl.
In the award's five-year history one Nittany Lion has previosuly been honored with it, quarterback Matt McGloin in 2012.