Mizzou running back Cody Schrader is among 73 players nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy. In the award’s fourteenth year, the Trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former University of Arkansas Walk-On and All-American offensive lineman. The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the most outstanding football player in American who began his career as a Walk-On and has shown outstanding performance on the field. Each nominee must have begun his first season of participation with FBS (D1) football program without financial aid of any kind from his university’s athletic department.
Schrader started his career at Truman State, before walking on at Mizzou.
Mizzou is 12th in the first College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday night. The Tigers opponent this week, Georgia, is 2nd behind Ohio State, despite the Bulldogs being number one in both the media and coaches polls. Michigan is 3rd, followed by Florida State, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, and Missouri.
You can hear the Mizzou at Georgia game this Saturday on KIRK starting at 12:30.