Synopsis: Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I. Undeterred, Brandon took a big risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. An extremely devoted Christian, Brandon never cursed or drank. He was genuinely humble and low-key. He worked harder than anybody, on and off the field, becoming the first Razorback to earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree while still playing. The overly-fat kid who was once an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. Eleven days after being drafted into the NFL, Brandon was tragically killed in a car accident, crushing all who knew him. Brandon was "too good to be true
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- Really?

- Yeah.

- You want change?

- Uh...

You've gotta be kidding me.

Have I told y'all lately that I love ya?

No, coach, you haven't.

Well, I'll have to get

back to you on that.

You know, football's a rough game.

It's unpredictable.

Life itself, squeezed

into 60 minutes in 100 yards.

Now, you can't control

who your mom and daddy is,

but you can control

how hard you work.

Sow with thought, you reap in action.

Sow with action, you reap a habit.

You sow a habit, you reap a character,

You sow a character,

you reap a destiny.

Every place starts with a cadence,

and ends with a whistle.

What you do in between,

determines your legacy,

so make sure you give it everything

you've got until you hear that whistle.

Is that understood?

Yes, sir!

Hey, coach.

Where's your mama, Brandon?

You got a scholarship offer.

Arkansas Tech.

Full-ride. Coach Oliver's asked me

to hand-deliver it to you.

Yeah! My little brother's

gonna be a college boy!

- Congratulations, son.

- I love it, Brandon.

- It certainly is closer.

- Closer?

Well, we got a call

from Army the other day.

We thought it was perfect,

because he's so strict about schedules

but I don't think his grades were good

enough to get into West Point, anyway.

I'm not going there, or anywhere else.

- I'm a Razorback.

- Whoa, whoa, whoa,

we're talking about

a college degree here, Brandon.

Your grades weren't good enough

to get an academic scholarship, son.

If I was in your financial position,

I'd take this.

But aren't you the one who told me, it

doesn't matter what other people think?

It only matters what I think?

This next graduate

has accepted a scholarship

to play football

at Arkansas Tech University.

Brandon Burlsworth.

- Woo!

All right, now.

Everybody say, "Arkansas Tech."

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