SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has won the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the top college football who began his career as a walk-on.
Renfrow was chosen over finalists California running back Patrick Laird and Wyoming safety Marcus Epps.
Renfrow has been a key contributor on four Clemson teams that have made the College Football Playoff. This season he has 41 receptions for 472 yards and a touchdown. In four seasons, Renfrow has 180 receptions for 2,061 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The trophy is named in honor of former Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth, who went from walk-on to All-American and was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the NFL draft by the Colts in 1999. Burlsworth was killed in a car accident 11 days after being drafted.