The Official Burlsworth Trophy Press Release

Coaching Greats Announce First National Football Walk-On Award

Burlsworth Trophy to Honor Achievements of Walk-ons

WHO: Danny Ford, Brandon Burlsworth’s first coach at the University of Arkansas; Frank Broyles, former Arkansas football coach and athletic director; Ken Hatfield, former Arkansas football coach; and Jim Lindsey, former Arkansas Razorback football standout and board member of the Burlsworth Foundation will be available for interviews and photos.

WHAT: In honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former Arkansas offensive lineman and walk-on, football coaching greats will announce the first ever national football walk-on award – the Burlsworth Trophy. The award will be given to the collegiate player who began his career as a walk-on.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 23 2010 2 p.m.

WHERE: “A” Club at Donald Reynolds Razorback Stadium / Gate 15 Fayetteville, Ark.

WHY: Brandon Burlsworth walked on to the Arkansas Razorback football team in 1994, worked his way to being a three year starter and was named an All-American in 1998 Burlsworth was drafted with the 63rd overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL draft, but was tragically killed in a car accident 11 days later. The Burlsworth Foundation was created in his memory and supports the physical and spiritual needs of children, in particular those children who have limited opportunities.

CONTACT: David Bazzel, 501-258-8315, Meredith Adams, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-443- 4673,