Marty Burlsworth

Harrison (Ark) HS All-Sate football player Brandon Burlsworth had dreams of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Labeled as ‘too short’ & ‘too fat’, he received a scholarship….to Arkansas Tech. Determined not to let go of his dream, he became a walk-on at Arkansas with little or no hopes of gaining a scholarship…until he did! With a strong faith, high moral fiber and a dogged determination, Burlsworth earned not only a scholarship, but became an All-American..but that’s not all. He became the 1st player to earned his BS AND Masters’ degrees while still playing for the team, and was drafted in the 3rd round by the Indianapolis Colts! Tragically, just 11 days after the draft, “The Greatest Walk-on ever” to play CFB was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 22. Just released on DVD, the movie “Greater”, starring Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough and Leslie Easterbook gives us the amazing story of a young man who wouldn’t give up, despite insurmountable odds. Join me as I interview the main father figure in his life, an amazing man of love and faith…oh yeah, and football, his older brother Marty Burlsworth.

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