East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy was famously – and ridiculously – left off the Biletnikoff Award semifinalist list back in November, but he took home a nice consolation prize on Monday. Hardy was named the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy as the nation’s top former walk-on. He received the honor at a ceremony in Springdale, Ark., on Monday night. The ECU play-maker beat out Mississippi State offensive lineman Ben Beckwith and Iowa running back Mark Weisman. Last month Hardy surpassed Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles as FBS’s all-time leader in receptions.
East Carolina WR Justin Hardy wins Burlsworth Trophy as nation’s top former walk-on
College Football Talk | Dec 9