The magazine did an extensive eight-page piece on him. Risking everything to walk-on at the University of Arkansas, Burlsworth worked harder than anybody else, on or off the field. Retrieved 25 January We huddled in the back of the store until the glass got sucked out , then ran into the walk in storage fridge. You are commenting using your Twitter account. A self-described “walk-on filmmaker”, Reindl decided to finance and produce the film.

Aug 30, Rating: Email required Address never made public. You know, football’s a rough game; it’s unpredictable. Though he desperately wanted to fulfill his dream of playing Division 1 ball, nobody would give him a chance and he failed to receive any D-1 scholarship offers. Often times in death, we idolize individuals in an enhanced way beyond what they truly represented in life. Others had pitched Marty and Barbara Burlsworth on a movie. In , the book Through the Eyes of a Champion: For me, it will be more than just the nationwide premiere of a sports themed movie, it will be an emotional look back at one of the defining moments of the Razorback program and the state that calls the Hogs home.

Meanwhile, Marty helped keep his brother’s memory alive with the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation.

He joined the team as a walk-on and eventually became an All-American. Brandon Burlsworth was the real deal.

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Brian ReindlDavid L. The book was re-released in August as a tie-in with the movie, renamed Greater: Michelle Fries as Female Officer. Tammy Barr as Ashley. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Pastor Rick Texas Battle Inthe book Through the Eyes of a Champion: I think I have it figured out. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It is also easy to understand burlsworthh so many look to movies to deliver a much welcomed reprieve from the world around them, even if just for an hour or two.

An extremely devoted Christian, Brandon never cursed or drank. Don’t have an account? Brandon Burlsworth never cursed, drank or smoked, and he returned home every weekend of his college career to see his mother and attend church with his family.

Burlwsorth was not born with the athletic gifts that are normally required to reach the elite levels of football. Burlsworth’s locker in the Razorback locker room is encased in glass, preserved for future players and fans, in his honor.

The Burls Kids program brings underprivileged children to Arkansas football games. But big brother Marty said Brandon never wanted to switch.

While Brandon’s own faith never wavers, the film cross-examines Christian pieties and even faith itself to a greater degree than any other faith-based film Burlswofth can think of. Meanwhile, the foundation teams with Wal-Mart for the Eyes of a Champion program, which provides free vision care and glasses to low-income children.

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Buoyed by his faith and his unwavering commitment to make the most of every opportunity, Brandon made a tremendous impression on those he met long before his life was transformed to legacy burlswodth a split second on a winding country road. Aug 28, Rating: But despite his speed, Burlsworth didn’t seem coordinated enough to play in the SEC at first. Jeff Sanders as Happy Fan. Marty is so much older than Brandon that he is often mistaken for his dad — which is a running joke in the film and was a running joke in the lives of the real Marty and Brandon.


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Primarily they come from working families that cannot greateer extras like eye care and do not qualify for state funded programs. He would be the first to point that out. He had worked so hard and everything was in line to make his dreams come true. Full List of Greated Awards Winners. Though he desperately wanted to fulfill his dream of playing Division 1 ball, nobody would give him a chance and he failed to receive any D-1 scholarship offers.

When they buy a person’s story, they call it buying that person’s “life rights. It is only the second number ever retired the other is number 12, retired in honor of Clyde Scott by the University of Arkansas.

Our family chose to turn our grief into something that would make a difference and honor Brandon for the things he felt so strongly about. Prior to social media and greqter proliferation of cell phones, the only precursor to the sobering dose of news that awaited was the flashing red light of a telephone answering machine, indicating a geater message.

And since their father is troubled and absent for most of both of their lives, Marty is very much a surrogate dad to Brandon.

I freely admit, I am not much of a movie guy. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. Others had pitched Marty and Barbara Burlsworth on a movie.

Undeterred, Burlsworth took a risk and walked on in