Wisconsin's Abbredris awarded Burlsworth Trophy
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - University of Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbredris has been awarded the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy.
Abbredris was a finalist with running back Trey Watts of the University of Tulsa and lineman Max Copeland of Missouri. The trophy was awarded Monday during a ceremony in Springdale.
The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the most outstanding collegiate football player who began his career as a walk-on.
The trophy is named in honor of former Arkansas Razorback Brandon Burlsworth, who walked on at UA in 1994 and later became a three-year starter and was named an All-American in 1998. He was selected by Indianapolis in the 1999 NFL Draft but died in an auto accident 11 days later.
Dismukes, Stork among 6 finalists for Rimington
Auburn's Reese Dismukes and Florida State's Bryan Stork are among the six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation's best center.
Dismukes and Stork helped lead prolific offenses for teams that will meet in the BCS championship game on Jan. 6.
The other finalists are Oregon's Hroniss Grasu, Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard, Utah State's Tyler Larsen and Arkansas' Travis Swanson.
The winner will be announced Thursday.
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OU's Spangler named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Big 12 Conference has named Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
Spangler averaged 13 points and 11.7 rebounds per game last week as OU went 3-0 with wins over Mercer, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and George Mason.
OU is now 8-1 on the season and will host Tulsa on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.
Arkansas HS quarterback signs with Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The University of Tulsa says Greenwood, Ark., high school quarterback Jabe Burgess has signed to play with the Golden Hurricane.
TU says Burgess has been admitted at TU and will attend classes for the spring semester starting in January.
Burgess led Greenwood High School to a 12-1 record as a senior with the only loss coming in the Arkansas state playoffs. Greenwood won the state championship last year with Burgess starting as a junior.
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