Brandon Burlsworth

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Brandon Burlsworth was a football player who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 20, 1976
Died onApril 28, 1999
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players, Football Players
City/StateArkansas
SiblingsGrady Burlsworth, Marty Burlsworth
Known asBrandon Vaughn Burlsworth
Cause of death
  • Car Accident
Birth PlaceHarrison, Arkansas
Height190
GenderMale
FatherLeo Burlsworth
MotherBarbara Burlsworth
Sun SignVirgo
Born inHarrison, Arkansas
Famous asAmerican Football Player
Died at Age22

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Who is Brandon Burlsworth?

Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth was an American football player who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks as an offensive lineman between 1995 and 1998. He initially joined Arkansas Razorbacks as a walk-on but later he was handed an athlete’s scholarship and eventually became an all-American. His thick black glasses and resemblance to comedian Drew Carey gave him a unique look. The football fraternity had great expectations from the talented young man but fate had other plans and he was killed in an accident. After his death at a young age, the football community came together to pay tribute to his achievements and his family and friends built a foundation in his name. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation is a symbol of Brandon’s work ethics and Christian values and provides support to children with limited opportunities. His jersey #77 was retired at the University of Arkansas as a gesture of honoring his memory.

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Career

Brandon Burlsworth studied at the Harrison High School where he was an all-state selection. He received many scholarship offers from smaller universities but eventually chose to become a walk-on football player for the University of Arkansas. During his first year, he faced a delay in earning his eligibility and worked hard to transform his 300lb chubby physique into a moderate 260lb body. Over the next two years he reformed his body to become more muscular and went back to a 300lb physique.

In 1996, he earned himself a scholarship and also sealed his own starting place as a right guard on the offensive line for the Arkansas Razorbacks. When he reached his junior season in 1997, he was selected as one of the captains of the team and in the next two years, he received All-SEC honors.

In 1998 he was selected for the ‘College Football All-America Team’ and became the first player from Arkansas to be selected for ‘College Football All-America Team’ since 1993. He played for the two SEC Western Division championship Razorback football teams in 1995 and 1998 and was named in the ‘All-SEC Academic Honor Roll’ every single year during that period of time.

Brandon was the first ever Arkansas player to complete his master’s degree before he appeared in his final game against the University of Texas. After his death, the Arkansas Razorbacks retired his jersey in his honor and encased his locker in glass for public display. In 2002, Brandon was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and later in 2004 he was inducted into the University of Arkansas Letterman's Association Hall of Honor.

Personal Life & Death

Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth was born in Harrison, Arkansas, on September 20, 1976 to Leo Burlsworth and Barbara Burlsworth. He went to Harrison High School and graduated from there.

He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL draft, but sadly, after eleven days, he was involved in a road accident. His Subaru clipped an incoming 18-wheeler and then collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Alpena, Arkansas. The police could not determine the reason behind the tragic accident. He did not survive the accident and passed away on April 28, 1999. He was buried at the Gass Cemetery in Omaha, Arkansas, on May 2, 1999.

The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation

Brandon’s family and friends came together to form the ‘Brandon Burlsworth Foundation’ in his honor. The foundation, which symbolizes his ethics and values, works for the benefit of needy children and provides them with physical as well as spiritual support, something Brandon was known for. At present, through the ‘Burls Kids’ program, the foundation works towards providing underprivileged youths a chance to visit Razorback and Colts football games.

The foundation has also worked with Walmart/Sam's Optical Department and independent optometrists throughout Arkansas to provide eye care to thousands of school students.

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Brandon Burlsworth biography timelines

  • // 20th Sep 1976
    Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth was born in Harrison, Arkansas, on September 20, 1976 to Leo Burlsworth and Barbara Burlsworth. He went to Harrison High School and graduated from there.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he earned himself a scholarship and also sealed his own starting place as a right guard on the offensive line for the Arkansas Razorbacks. When he reached his junior season in 1997, he was selected as one of the captains of the team and in the next two years, he received All-SEC honors.
  • // 1998
    In 1998 he was selected for the ‘College Football All-America Team’ and became the first player from Arkansas to be selected for ‘College Football All-America Team’ since 1993. He played for the two SEC Western Division championship Razorback football teams in 1995 and 1998 and was named in the ‘All-SEC Academic Honor Roll’ every single year during that period of time.
  • // 1999
    He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL draft, but sadly, after eleven days, he was involved in a road accident. His Subaru clipped an incoming 18-wheeler and then collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Alpena, Arkansas. The police could not determine the reason behind the tragic accident. He did not survive the accident and passed away on April 28, 1999. He was buried at the Gass Cemetery in Omaha, Arkansas, on May 2, 1999.

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Brandon Burlsworth's FAQ

  • What is Brandon Burlsworth birthday?

    Brandon Burlsworth was born at 1976-09-20

  • When was Brandon Burlsworth died?

    Brandon Burlsworth was died at 1999-04-28

  • Which age was Brandon Burlsworth died?

    Brandon Burlsworth was died at age 22

  • Where is Brandon Burlsworth's birth place?

    Brandon Burlsworth was born in Harrison, Arkansas

  • What is Brandon Burlsworth nationalities?

    Brandon Burlsworth's nationalities is American

  • Who is Brandon Burlsworth siblings?

    Brandon Burlsworth's siblings is Grady Burlsworth, Marty Burlsworth

  • What is Brandon Burlsworth's cause of dead?

    Brandon Burlsworth dead because of Car Accident

  • How tall is Brandon Burlsworth?

    Brandon Burlsworth's height is 190

  • Who is Brandon Burlsworth's father?

    Brandon Burlsworth's father is Leo Burlsworth

  • Who is Brandon Burlsworth's mother?

    Brandon Burlsworth's mother is Barbara Burlsworth

  • What is Brandon Burlsworth's sun sign?

    Brandon Burlsworth is Virgo

  • How famous is Brandon Burlsworth?

    Brandon Burlsworth is famouse as American Football Player