From Pullman -- The Springdale Rotary Club announced on Wednesday that WSU senior center Elliott Bosch is one of 53 nominees for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors the most outstanding player who began their career as a walk-on. Despite beginning his career without a scholarship from Washington State, Bosch has become a key player for the Cougars. After taking over at center last season Bosch played every snap on his way to All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors.
"I'm excited for him," offensive line coach Clay McGuire said. "Ever since we've been here he's gone above and beyond in our program. He's done everything we've ever asked him to do and then has done the extras. He's been a leader on and off the field and I'm proud of him for getting something like that and I hope he gets it.
"It's one of those things where the other guys say, 'Hey. I'm supposed to be bigger, stronger, more talented and supposed to get the reps this guy's getting.' Then they see him outwork him and say, 'Hey. If he can perform at that level than why can't I?' I hope that's something that the other guys see from him."