Is Greater based on a true story?

The film is meticulously modeled after the true life story of the former walk-on from Harrison, Arkansas. Often times in death, we idolize individuals in an enhanced way beyond what they truly represented in life. Brandon Burlsworth was not perfect. He would be the first to point that out.

What caused Brandon Burlsworth accident?

A state police report said that, “for unknown reasons,” Burlsworth’s car drove left of the center line and hit the left front fender of a tractor trailer. After returning to its lane briefly, the car crossed the center line again and hit a second tractor trailer. Burlsworth was declared dead at the scene.

Who is the old man whittling in the movie Greater?

Nick Searcy
The present part of the film shows us Martin Burlsworth, Brandon’s older brother by 17 years. He is struggling with his faith. A whittling farmer (Nick Searcy) is cast as a faith antagonist because film makers believe they must have one to create a message. This is an excellent faith based film.

Who attended Brandon Burlsworth funeral?

Others there included Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles, Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt, former Arkansas coach Danny Ford and Baltimore Colts president Bill Polian. Nine of Burlsworth’s former Arkansas teammates served as pallbearers, along with one friend from his high school.

Who is Brandon’s dad in Greater?

It is then that Marty and Brandon’s long-estranged father, Leo, an alcoholic former musician, tries to get back into their and Barbara’s lives. Marty does his best to protect his younger brother, due to being 17 years older than him and often mistaken for being his father.

Who is the guy yelling at Marty in Greater?

Now, it won’t take a rocket scientist or even high school football coach to release that instigator, never named in the film but listed in the credits as “The Farmer,” is none other than Beelzebub, a.k.a. Old Nick, or simply the Devil.

Where is Marty Burlsworth now?

Marty is active in his church, volunteers with coaching his sons and is the CEO, Chairman & Founder of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation. The foundation is best known for the “Burls Kids” program seen at every home Arkansas Razorback and Indianapolis Colts football game.

Who is the best NFL player from Arkansas?

Top 10 all-time NFL players from Arkansas

  • 4 / 11. Joe Ferguson, QB.
  • 5 / 11. Dave Hanner, DT.
  • 6 / 11. R.C. Thielemann, G/C.
  • 7 / 11. Barry Foster, RB.
  • 8 / 11. Pat Summerall, DE/K.
  • 9 / 11. Steve Atwater, DB.
  • 10 / 11. Dan Hampton, DE/DT.
  • 11 / 11. Lance Alworth, WR.

How many NFL players came from Arkansas?

The National Football League (NFL) have drafted 273 players who had played for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks since the league began holding drafts in 1936.