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WSU’s Luke Falk named Burlsworth finalist, Walter Camp semifinalist

Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4) looks for an open teammate against Cal during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4) looks for an open teammate against Cal during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – For the second straight season, Luke Falk is a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy and a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Trophy.

That means the Washington State quarterback will again attend the December banquet in Springdale, Arkansas, where the finalists will be honored and the winner presented with the Burlsworth Trophy, given to college football’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.

Last year Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield won the award, while Falk and Carl Nassib of Penn State were the other finalists.

Mayfield, also a semifinalist, will hope to win the award for the second consecutive year. Northwestern wide receiver Austin Carr is the other semifinalist.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is one of the oldest in college football. A list of five semifinalists will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Falk leads the NCAA in completion percentage (73.9), is second in passing yards per game (361), third in total passing yards (3,610), fourth in total offense (356.2) and fifth in passing touchdowns (33).

Over his last four games, Falk has completed 143-of-184 pass attempts for 1,497 yards and 17 touchdowns, and thrown only one interception.

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