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Penn State QB Matt McGloin a candidate for Burlsworth Trophy

Matt McGloin, the senior quarterback for the Nittany Lions, is up for the award honoring the nation's top player who began as a walk-on.

Hunter Martin

Penn State quarterback Matthew McGloin is a nominee for this season's Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the country's best current or former walk-on player.

McGloin, the senior signal-caller for the Nittany Lions, has thrown for 2,676 yards -- completing 60.7 percent of his passes -- along with 19 touchdowns to only four interceptions this season as he has guided Penn State to a 6-4 overall record and 4-2 mark in the Big Ten conference.

Last week, McGloin threw for 240 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Nittany Lions' 32-23 loss on the road to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This Saturday, Penn State hosts the Indiana Hoosiers (4-6 overall, 2-4 in the Big Ten) at 12 p.m. ET at Beaver Stadium.

The full list of nominees and history of the trophy is available here. The winner will be announced Dec. 3 in Springdale, Ark.

Last season's winner was Austin Davis, a quarterback from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.