MSUToday
Published: Nov. 20, 2019

Kenny Willekes named finalist for Burlsworth trophy

Contact(s): Matt Larson Athletics office: (517) 355-2271 larson@ath.msu.edu

Midseason All-American and 2018 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Kenny Willekes, who led the Big Ten in tackles for loss last season with 20.5, has been named one of three finalists for the Burlsworth trophy. The award is given annually to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on.

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