No 3. Arkansas football captain and linebacker, Grant Morgan
Finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy
Semifinalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award
The heart and soul of this Arkansas defense is senior linebacker Grant Morgan. One of the best tacklers in all of the SEC, Morgan is up for two notable awards this season.
For the second season in a row, he’s been named a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the best college football player that started as a walk-on. The award is named in honor of former Arkansas Razorback Brandon Burlsworth, who’s life was tragically cut short after a phenomenal career with the Razorbacks in the 1990s.
Morgan is also up for the relatively new award, named in honor of college football and NFL tight end great Jason Witten.
Morgan is one of 20 semifinalists for the Collegiate Man of the Year award, given to a college player that shows exemplary leadership.
Morgan seems like a very strong candidate to collect some hardware this winter.
Razorback fans across the country are rooting for these Hogs to collect some awards for their outstanding achievements on and off the field.