Kinley, Jeff, author.
283 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
“Foreword by Frank Broyles”–Jacket.
Introduction — Almost home — Bobby sox and baby boys — Six and “Superchurch” — Autograph — Best friends — Kicked around — Goblins! — Walk-on — A new football player — Calling the hogs — Going “Nutts” — Behind the glasses — All-American — Upward draft! — An impressive start — Quality time — “It’s over” — A state of shock — Where are the heroes? — “How bad do you want it?” — Afterword.
Burlsworth excelled in high school football, made All-Conference and All-State, and walked on to the University of Arkansas to become the first All-American from that program in a decade. Selected in the third round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, he went to mini-camp but was killed a few days later in an auto accident. His motivation and drive to be the best stemmed from his character of integrity and the stand that he took as a Christian.