Burlsworth Trophy

The Rotary Club of Springdale hosts the Burlsworth Trophy event in December each year. The trophy recognizes the character of Brandon Burlsworth who started his football career as a walk-on at the University of Arkansas, eventually becoming an All-American.

He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts but was tragically killed in a car accident a few days later. The trophy is given to the NCAA football player who began his college career as a walk-on.

Mayfield Named 2016 Burlsworth Trophy Winner

Mayfield First to Win Twice; Back-to-Back SPRINGDALE, Ark., Dec. 5, 2016 – Monday, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named seventh winner of the Burlsworth Trophy in Springdale, Ark. at a ceremony hosted by the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club. It’s the first time that anyone has won the trophy twice, and back-to-back. The award is given…
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Burlsworth Trophy Top Three Nominees

Top Three Finalists Announced for Burlsworth Trophy Winner to be named on Dec.5, fans encouraged to vote FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2016 – The three finalists for the 7th annual Burlsworth Trophy have been selected and include Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield, Washington State Quarterback Luke Falk, and Northwestern Receiver Austin Carr. The three finalists were…
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Brandon Inspired So Many

John Sykes Jr. William Rockefeller serves as emcee and Charlene Reed is on the board for the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation’s Burlsworth Legends Dinner.
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Burlsworth Trophy Announces 2016 Nominees

Burlsworth Trophy Announces Nominees Trophy honors most outstanding walk-on for seventh year FAYETTEVILLE, AR, Nov. 1, 2016 – Today, the Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (AR) Rotary Club announce the 52 players nominated from Division 1 (FBS) schools from across the country for the 2016 Burlsworth Trophy. In the award’s seventh year, the Trophy is…
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What is the Burlsworth Trophy?

The Burlsworth Trophy was first awarded in 2010 and is presented each year to “College football’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on”. The trophy is presented to a young man who embodies the values that Brandon Burlsworth stood for. Brandon was a walk on football player at the University of Arkansas…
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