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Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

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Redshirt senior Luke Falk drops back for a pass against University of Washington on Nov. 25.

Redshirt senior Luke Falk drops back for a pass against University of Washington on Nov. 25.

ABBY LINNENKOHL | Daily Evergreen File

ABBY LINNENKOHL | Daily Evergreen File

Redshirt senior Luke Falk drops back for a pass against University of Washington on Nov. 25.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

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WSU redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk today won the Burlsworth Trophy, an annual award given to the best player in college football that began their career as a walk-on.

This was Falk’s third straight year as a finalist for the award. The previous two years, University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield took home the hardware.

Falk accepted the award during a banquet in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He thanked WSU special teams coach Eric Mele for giving him an opportunity to prove himself.

“Coach Mele, thanks for giving me a shot and taking a chance on a kid from Logan, Utah,” Falk said. “It’s been fun to be able to do what we’ve done.”

Falk set WSU and Pac-12 career records in passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offense, completions, attempts and 300-yard games this season. He has thrown for 3,593 passing yards and 30 touchdowns in his final season with the Cougars.

Falk will wear a WSU uniform for the last time when the Cougs take the field against Michigan State University in the Holiday Bowl at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.

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DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen Editor-in-Chief

Dylan Greene is a journalism and media production major from Stanwood. He started as the football beat reporter in the fall of 2017 and midway through that semester he was promoted to Assistant Sports Editor. He served as the Sports Editor for the 2018 spring semester and became Editor-in-Chief in May of this year.

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