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Washington State’s Luke Falk Wins 2017 Burlsworth Award

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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk can add a new piece of hardware to his trophy case.

On Monday evening, it was announced that the star signal-caller was named the 2017 recipient of the Burlsworth Award. The award is given annually to the top player in college football who began his career as a walk-on.

It is the third season in a row that Falk was a finalist for the award.

The previous two seasons the award was given to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

This season, Falk, who is the Pac-12 all-time leader for touchdown passes, finished the regular season for the 9-3 Cougars with 3,593 yards and 30 touchdowns.

The Burlsworth Award is named after former Arkansas offensivelineman Brandon Burlsworth, who passed away in a car accident shortly after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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