Nov. 14, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University junior linebacker Keith Moore has been nominated for the 2012 Burlsworth Trophy. The 50 nominees for the award were announced Tuesday night.
Moore (Grove City, Ohio), who joined the team prior to the 2010 season as a walk on, leads the team in tackles with 80. He has also recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one sack on the year. Earlier this season he was named to the Phil Steele Midseason Mid-American Conference All-League team.
"We are extremely proud of this group of nominees for the 2012 Burlsworth Trophy," said Marty Burlsworth, CEO and founder of the Burlsworth Foundation and brother of Brandon. "All of these young men have worked very hard to get to where they are. The stories behind these players are incredible and they are all winners in my book."
The Trophy is given to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on. A walk-on is defined as a player who began his first season of participation with a D1 (FBS) football program without financial aid of any kind from his university's athletic department.
Springdale Rotary Club will host a banquet on Dec. 3 in Springdale, Ark. to honor the finalists and to announce the 2012 winner.
For more information about the Burlsworth Trophy, visit www.burlsworthtrophy.com.