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The Burlsworth Trophy will be a new national award in college football

Fayetteville (AP) - Former Arkansas offensive lineman

Brandon Burlsworth will be honored with a new national award handed

out to a college football player who started his career as a

walk-on.

The new Burlsworth Trophy will be officially introduced Monday

at a news conference at Arkansas' home stadium. Burlsworth began

his career with the Razorbacks as a walk-on but eventually earned a

scholarship and became an AP second-team All-American. Burlsworth

died in a car wreck in 1999, weeks after he was picked in the third

round of the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Danny Ford, who coached Burlsworth at Arkansas, is expected to

be on hand Monday, along with former Arkansas athletic director

Frank Broyles.

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