Brandon Burlsworth Football camp
Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1988. McDonough frequently appeared as Captain Laser, inspiring young students to bring their studies to completion. Fron there, he trained for a short time at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. McDonough has made many television and film appearances since 1991, including Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report, Timeline, Walking Tall, The Guardian and Flags of Our Fathers. His most recent television appearances include Band of Brothers, Boomtown, Desperate Housewives,Medical Investigation, Tin Man and Justified.
Born in Louisiana, Christopher Severio was immersed in acting and performing at a very young age. He appeared alongside his brother in several of his fathers, Tony Severio, short films. Having a severe case of the acting bug, Christopher enhanced his craft with extensive training with some of New Orleans best acting coaches. After several small part and film appearances including stunt work, Chris appeared in his father film, Rugaru, as the supporting character Blake. The film stars Randall Oliver and Joe Estevez.
Next came a supporting role as the Beer Knight in Fox Digital Studio’s series, Suit Up, directed by Christopher Leone and starring Marc Evan Jackson and Barry Corbin. The series was a success and Fox launched another season bringing Christopher back in the now popular character, the Beer Knight.
In the summer of 1996, Searcy produced, directed and acted in his first independent feature, Carolina Low. Searcy’s other film credits include the blockbustersNell, The Fugitive, Cast Away, Head of State,Runaway Jury, and The Ugly Truth. He broke onto the scene as the villain Frank Bennett in Universal’sFried Green Tomatoes. Searcy is a veteran of several television series. He had a recurring role on ABC’sThunder Alley was a series regular on CBS’ American Gothic UPN’s “7 Days” (1998-2001) and ABC’sRodney (2004-2006) and has guest starred on Boston Legal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The West Wing, among others. He has also starred in several movies-of-the-week, including In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness, Stolen Innocence all for CBS. Searcy was a series regular on HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon. Searcy’s theatre credits include several Off-Broadway plays and regional/stock productions of “Guys and Dolls,” “Cabaret” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Searcy is married to the actress Leslie Riley and has 2 lovely children, one in college and one in the third grade.
Leslie Easterbrook is known for her roles in The Devil’s Rejects (2005), Police Academy (1984) andHalloween (2007). She serves on the board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and supports a number of children’s charities including Girls, Inc., The Sunshine Kids and Variety Children’s Charities. She is married to Dan Wilcox.
(Coach Aaron) – Cameo
Quinton Aaron was born in the Bronx, New York City. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia, by his mother, the late Laura Aaron, who wrote the book “Leave Me Alone” under the name L. A. Aaron. From an early age, Quinton has been singing. When he was nine years old, he was baptized and joined the church choir where he was a mute singer. His acting debut began with the Christmas Play. Quinton’s film debut started with Michel Gondry’s ‘Be Kind Rewind’ starring Jack Black and Mos Def. Other appearances such as ‘Fighting’ with Channing Tatum and co-starred in a NYU short film called Mr. Brooklyn. Actor best known for his work starring in Oscar nominated film The Blind Side, since then has done numerous guest star roles in shows like Law&Order SVU, One Tree Hill, Harry’s Law etc… Now Aaron is producing his first feature that he’ll also star in as well called Touch and Go which is a drama suspense story. Quinton is also co-writing a love story which he will also be starring in.
Quinton Aaron of “The Blindside” talks “Greater” and the faith and character of Brandon Burlsworth
Quinton Aaron, star of “The Blindside”, discusses why he is so proud to be a part of “Greater”, and talks about the faith and character of Brandon Burlsworth, the greatest walk-on in college football history. “Greater” is Brandon’s story.
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Brandon was a walk on turned All American at the University of Arkansas. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and 11 days later was tragically killed in a car accident. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation was founded in his name and has several programs: The Burls Kids program takes underprivileged children to all Arkansas Razorback and Indianapolis Colts home games. The BBF in partnership with Walmart provides eye care to 14,000 pre-K thru 12th grade students whose working families are trying, but still cannot afford extras like eye care and do not qualify for state funded programs. We hold football camps each year in Harrison and Little Rock and we have several football scholarship and awards including the Burlsworth Trophy, a national award given out to the most outstanding Division One college football player who began his career as a walk-on.