Southern Miss QB wins Burlsworth Award
Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis has won the
Burlsworth Award, given to the best college player who began his
career as a walk-on.
Davis has thrown for 3,331 yards and 28 touchdowns this season,
leading the Eagles (11-2) to a win over Houston in the Conference
USA championship game. He has set school records for passing
yardage (10,454), touchdown passes (77) and completion percentage
The senior had only two scholarship offers out of high school
but has started every game of his college career, except for
missing eight games due to injury in 2009.
Southern Miss plays Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24. The
award is named for former Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon