You might recall a while back that a movie was being made on the life of Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas' famous walk-on turned All-America offensive lineman.
The movie is finally on the cusp of being released later this month, and this is the official trailer for it. Not gonna lie, I got a little emotional.
The film was largely shot on location here in Arkansas. Unfortunately, they couldn't bring back Arkansas' 1998-era facilities, so everything looks shiny and new like all the facilities are now. So those of us who know what it used to look like can use our imaginations a little bit.
Yes, you might recognize some of those actors. That's Neal McDonough playing Marty, Brandon's brother. He was the villain on season 3 of Justified and the villain on one season of Desperate Housewives. He also played Dum Dum Dugan in the first Captain America movie and starred in a Cadillac commercial where he talked about how great America is.
Also, for my fellow Justified fans, you can also see Nick Searcy, who played Chief Deputy Art Mullen in the series.
There are also actors portraying several notable characters in Razorback history, including Houston Nutt, Danny Ford, Clint Stoerner, Anthony Lucas, and more. And as you can see, David Bazzell has a spot in the film as well. Bazzell is responsible for putting together The Burlsworth Trophy, after all - the trophy awarded to the best player in America who began his career as a walk-on - which is just a part of Burlsworth's legacy.