Penn State senior quarterback Matt McGloin, from Scranton, won the third annual Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the nation's outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on as presented by the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club.
McGloin broke nine school passing records and tied another during his impressive senior campaign and was honored at a banquet in Springdale with the other finalists.
The award was first presented in 2010 in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, a former All-American and walk-on offensive lineman at Arkansas. Burlsworth died in an automobile accident 11 days after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the 63rd overall pick in 1999. The previous winners of the trophy are Austin Davis of Southern Miss in 2011 and Sean Bedford of Georgia Tech in 2010.
The other finalists were safety Jordan Kovacs of Michigan and tackle David Quessenberry of San Jose State.