Burkhalter named to 2019 All-Louisiana Team

Published 1:03 pm Friday, January 3, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Nicholls State offensive lineman P.J. Burkhalter added another honor to his list of postseason awards, as he was named to the 2019 All-Louisiana Team.
The 2015 Franklinton graduate, who is a redshirt junior for the Colonels, is a first-team player.
This season, Burkhalter, and the Nicholls State offensive line, blocked for the Southland Conference leader in rushing yards.
The Colonels ran for 2,259 yards, outrunning the second-best team in rushing yards in Lamar by nearly 200. Lamar tallied 2,067 rushing yards.
Nicholls State had 493 carries and 34 touchdowns as a team. The Colonels averaged 4.6 yards per attempt. The touchdowns and yards per attempts also topped the conference.
Burkhalter played guard and center this season.
This season, Burkhalter was part of a Colonels’ team that went 9-5 and reached the second round of the FCS playoffs before being defeated by top-seeded North Dakota State University, 37-13.
North Dakota State will play second-seeded James Madison for the FCS Championship on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.