17 of the best walk-ons in college football history

Here are 17 of the most successful walk-ons from the BCS era (1998-2014) to present.

Some have won the Burlsworth Trophy,

which is awarded to the best college football player who began as a walk-on.

1. Baker Mayfield — Texas Tech, Oklahoma 2. Stetson Bennett — Georgia

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3. Luke Falk — Washington State 4. Matt McGloin — Penn State

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5. Austin Davis — Southern Mississippi 6. Hunter Renfrow — Clemson 

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7. Justin Hardy —  East Carolina 8. Jared Abbrederis — Wisconsin

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9. Sean Bedford — Georgia Tech 10.J.J. Watt — Wisconsin

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11. Clay Matthews — USC 12. Jim Leonhard — Wisconsin

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13. Rodrigo Blankenship — Georgia 14. Stephen Gostkowski — Memphis

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15.Kenny Willekes — Michigan State 16. Jimmy Morrissey — Pitt

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17. Grant Morgan — Arkansas

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