Famous Football Walk-Ons

Brandon Burlsworth
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Brandon Burlsworth


A walk-on for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1996, Burlsworth eventually became a second-team All-America and a third-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts.

Starting this year, the Burlsworth Trophy, a national award in Burlsworth's honor, will be handed out to a college football player who started his career as a walk-on. SI.com takes a look at other players who had to work their way on to the varsity squad.

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