Bunmi Rotimi
Bunmi Rotimi
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Rotimi Nominated For Brandon Burlsworth Trophy

November 07, 2017
By ODU Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Old Dominion University senior defensive end Bunmi Rotimi was nominated for the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy, given to the best FBS player that started his career as a walk-on. In the award’s eighth year, the Trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former University of Arkansas Walk-On and All-American offensive lineman. Rotimi is one of 63 players nominated for the award.

A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Rotimi has 24 tackles and is second on the squad with 5.5 sacks and third with six tackles for loss. He has played in seven games with six starts. He missed a pair of games earlier in the year with an injury.

Rotimi is ODU’s career leader in sacks with 19 and is fifth in career tackles for loss with 24.5.

Brandon Burlsworth Trophy Nominees

Player School Position
Andrew Hauser Akron LB
Christian Boettcher Arizona OL
Jacob Brimhall Arizona State RB
Kevin Richardson II Arkansas DB
Johnston White Arkansas State RB
Will Hastings Auburn WR
Connor Martin Baylor K/P
Leighton Vander Esch Boise State LB
Jake Suder Bowling Green K
Brayden El-Bakri BYU FB
Demone Harris Buffalo DE
Patrick Laird California RB
Ryan Moeller Colorado S/OLB
Adam Prentice Colorado State FB
Jaron Johnson Eastern Michigan WR
Kainte Anderson East Carolina DE
Antonyo Woods Florida Atlantic OL
Bryce Canady FIU DB
Jared Jackson Florida State WR
Josh Hokit Fresno State RB
Aaron Davis Georgia DB
Linell Bonner Houston WR
Luke Timian Indiana WR
Brandon Snyder Iowa DB
Trent Tanking Kansas State LB
Charles Walker Kentucky WR/PR
Malik Gant Marshall S
Anthony Miller Memphis WR
Michael Badgley Miami (Fla.) K
Emmett Carpenter Minnesota K
Dawson Knox Ole Miss TE
Jace Christmann Mississippi State K
Jordan Harold Missouri DE
Chris Weber Nebraska LB
Austin Corbett Nevada OL
Jake Rothschiller New Mexico DB
Cole Holcomb North Carolina LB
Elijaah Goins Ohio State WR
Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
Brad Lundblade Oklahoma State OL
Bunmi Rotimi Old Dominion DE
Kahale Waring San Diego State TE
Michael Carrizosa San Jose State P/K
Sam Harris South Alabama WR
Hayden Hurst South Carolina TE
Reid Budrovich USC P
Cole Murphy Syracuse K
Trevor Daniel Tennessee P
Jack Linch Toledo LB
Evan Plagg Tulsa OL
Tevin Crews UAB LB
Giovanni Gentosi UCLA RB
Braelon Roberts Utah State WR
Dalton Sturm UTSA QB
Steven Peoples Virginia Tech RB
Grant Dawson Wake Forest LB
Luke Falk Washington State QB
Shane Commodore West Virginia S
Deon Yelder WKU TE
DeShawn Foster Western Michigan DL
Troy Fumagalli Wisconsin TE

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