LITTLE ROCK — The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation recently announced the first-ever virtual football camp in 2020, free and available to children of all ages that will begin Monday afternoon.
The Brandon Burlsworth Football camps have been hosted since 2000.
With Covid-19 making it impossible to conduct in-person camps, The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation is making camps available virtually and free for campers this year.
Many of Brandon’s teammates and former Arkansas Razorback players will be providing instruction on a daily live stream event June 1-5 from 5:30-6 p.m.
Brandon Burlsworth Foundation
The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation was founded in 1999 in honor of Brandon who was tragically killed in a car accident 11 days after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.
The Foundation honors Brandon’s legacy by helping underprivileged children in need through various programs including the Eyes of a Champion program, Burls Kids, Burlsworth Football Camps and more.
In 2001, the book “Eyes of a Champion, the Brandon Burlsworth Story” by Jeff Kinley was released. A movie about Brandon’s life with the title “GREATER” was released as a major motion picture in 2016. It was written and produced by Brian Reindl and David Hunt.
GREATER is available on Netflix. Click here for more information.
The Burlsworth Trophy was first awarded in 2010 and is presented each year to “college football’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.”.
The trophy is presented to a young man who embodies the values that Brandon Burlsworth stood for. Brandon was a walk on football player at the University of Arkansas and completed his college career as an All-American and the 63rd overall pick in the NFL draft.
He was the first Razorback football player in history to complete his master’s degree before playing his final college game. The Burlsworth Trophy is given by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, in conjunction with the Springdale Rotary Club at a ceremony each December.