One of the more unsung members of the Pitt roster received some much deserved national recognition.
Pitt senior center Jimmy Morrissey has been named the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy, which is awarded to the most outstanding player who began their career as a walk-on. Morrissey won the award over the two other finalists: Arkansas linebacker Grant Morgan and BYU wide receiver Dax Milne.
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After arriving at Pitt as a walk-on in 2016, Morrissey was awarded a scholarship the following season and from there, went on to become a four-year starter. The native of Glendside, Pennsylvania not only started but was named All-ACC three times and was voted a two-time Pitt captain.
Along with his production on the field, Morrissey has equaled that in the classroom as well with being named a three-time selection to the All-ACC Academic Football team. He was also nominated for the Campbell Trophy for on-field and academic success.
Following the 2020 season, Morrissey decided to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.