Former Glen Rose football standout Cody Burtscher keeps stacking up honors at Tarleton State University.
Burtscher recently was named as Lone Star Conference Linebacker of the Year, and was a first-team all-conference selection as well as academic all-conference.
He is the fifth TSU player to earn the LSC Linebacker of the Year award. Burtscher led the conference in total tackles, with 117.
The 5-11, 235-pound senior majoring in biomedical science had been named earlier in November to the College Sports Information Directors of America All-District team.
Burtscher played running back for Glen Rose, where he was a 2013 graduate. He was moved from offense to linebacker entering his junior season at TSU. He also led the Texans in tackles as a junior, with 95.
He owns no less than four all-time GRHS records as a ball carrier – rushing yards in a single game (220 in 2011) and in a season 1,462 in 2012); rushing touchdowns in a season (20 in 2012); and points scored in a season (182 in 2012). He scored 22 touchdowns his senior year at Glen Rose, when he earned Class 3A academic all-state recognition. He was voted as the Most Valuable Offensive Player in District 7-3A that season, and was named honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Burtscher’s grade-point average is 3.93. He was one of 156 national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell trophy.
This marked the third time Burtscher has achieved academic all-conference with the Texans. He is a six-time member of the dean’s list, and has been on the LSC’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times.