Herd LB Brown nominee for Burlsworth Trophy
FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. – Marshall linebacker Tyler Brown was named a nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy on Tuesday.
In the award’s tenth year, the Trophy is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former University of Arkansas Walk-On and All-American offensive lineman. Burlsworth’s life is also the subject of a major motion picture, “GREATER”, which was released in 2016. The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the most outstanding football player in American who began his career as a walk-on and has shown outstanding performance on the field.
Brown is Marshall’s second-leading tackler this season with 35 stops, including 5.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks. He is also a mainstay on nearly all of Marshall’s special teams units and holds a 3.67 GPA in Finance.
The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, in conjunction with Springdale Rotary Club, will host an awards ceremony on December 9, 2019 in Springdale, AR to honor the three finalists and to announce the 2019 winner.