Nevada lineman Corbett up for another national honor
RENO, Nev. – Continuing to rack up the award nominations, senior offensive lineman Austin Corbett has been named a nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy.
Corbett is one of just 63 Division I players on the list. The trophy honors the most outstanding football player who began his career as a walk-on after showing outstanding performance on the field. Corbett joined the Nevada football program as a walk-on before earning his scholarship and starting role with The Union. The trophy gets its name from Brandon Burlsworth, a former Arkansas offensive lineman who earned All-American honors after beginning his collegiate career as a walk-on. The Sparks native is just one of seven Mountain West nominees.
Corbett is a longtime starter on the offensive line for the Wolf Pack and has put together a string of 43 consecutive starts dating back to the 2014 season. Corbett was named second team All-Mountain West as a junior after he paved the way for former running back James Butler to run for more than 1,000 yards for a second consecutive season and average 111.3 rushing yards per game, which ranked in the top 20 in the nation. A preseason All-Mountain West honoree, Corbett, who has many hours of community service under his belt, also has a strong GPA and has already earned his bachelor's degree in public health.
An awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 4 to honor three finalists and announce the 2017 winner.