The Burlsworth Trophy is an award given annually by the Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas to the most outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on.
The award, first awarded for the 2010 season, is named for Brandon Burlsworth, who walked on to the University of Arkansas football program in 1994 and ultimately became an All-American. Selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 1999 NFL draft, he was killed in a car accident shortly after the draft.
The trophy was sculpted and produced by Raymond Gibby of Nobility Bronze in Pea Ridge Arkansas.
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