November 28th, 2012

Trinity Grad Named Semifinalist for Burlsworth Trophy

Staff Report


Trinity Grad Named Semifinalist for Burlsworth Trophy
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Kupper started his U of L career as a walk on

from www.gocards.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - - University of Louisville senior Alex Kupper was announced by the Burlsworth Trophy selection committee as one of the 10 semi-finalists for the 2012 award. The Burlsworth Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding football player in America that began his career as a walk-on.

Kupper is one of the most versatile and consistent offensive linemen on a team that is 9-1 and ranked 18th in the country. The former walk-on from Trinity High School has played all three positions on the line this year and has started 22 straight games. He is touted by his coaches as the team's top offensive lineman and anchors the line at Louisville, which is ranked 42nd in the country in total offense.

Finalists will be honored and the winner of the 2012 Burlsworth Trophy announced Dec. 3 at a banquet in Springdale, Ark., sponsored by the Springdale Rotary Club. The trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth. Without one D1 scholarship offer, Brandon walked on to the Razorback team in 1994, worked his way to being a three-year starter.

 

 

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