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Lyndhurst Football Player Earns Burlsworth Character Award

Lyndhurst football player Matt DeMarco earned the Burlsworth Character Award
Lyndhurst football player Matt DeMarco earned the Burlsworth Character Award Photo Credit: Facebook

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- The first Burlsworth Character Award was presented in Lyndhurst to a high school varsity football player.

Matt DeMarco was given the award for outstanding character and sportsmanship.

The annual Burlsworth Character Award was launched in Arkansas in 2004 and expanded nationwide in 2016. It's named for Arkansas University football great Brandon Burlsworth, who was killed in a car accident at 22, days after being a third round draft pick for the Indianapolis Colts.

The award honors the player who may or may not be a top athletic performer, but who represents the ideals and values that Burlsworth had: to give 100 percent on the field and to stand as a moral example to his team.

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