Offensive lineman Brett Clemons has been named the 2009-2010 Brandon Burlsworth Award for Bryant High School.
Each year, every high school football program in Arkansas nominates one player from their team to receive the Brandon Burlsworth football award. The recipient, said Marty Burlsworth, executive director of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, demonstrates the drive, diligence to school and good moral character that the former Arkansas Razorback all-American and Indianapolis Colt was known for.
Brandon Burlsworth was a walk-on at the Univeristy of Arkansas that left the program as an all-American. He was drafted with the 63rd overall pick by the Colts in the 1999 NFL draft. Tragically, only days after this first mini-camp with the Colts, he was killed in a car accident.
The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation was founded in June of 1999 in his honor. The goal of the foundation is to develop and implement programs for the benefit of needy and underprivileged children.
For further information, visit www.brandonburlsworth.org.