Little Rock, Ark. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation has announced the 14th recipient of the Legend Award.
Kevin Scanlon of Stephen Inc. is set to be honored in September at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
Scanlon is a 2-year letterman for the Razorbacks and is an inductee of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
The Pennsylvania native led the Razorbacks to a Southwest Conference Championship and the 1980 Sugar Bowl as quarterback.
During his time at U of A, Scanlon was awarded Conference Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, All-Southwest Conference quarterback and Honorable Mention, All-American.
According to Razorback Football History Records, Scanlon held the record for single-season pass completions for 41 years until Felipe Franks broke the record in 2020.
In addition to Scanlon’s memorable history at the University of Arkansas, he has spent the last 36 years with Stephens Inc. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of the Private Wealth Management Division, overseeing 18 offices in nine states.
The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation was established in 1999 to honor the legacy of former Razorback Burlsworth, who was killed in a car accident 11 days after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts. The Foundation benefits needy children through various programs.
Foundation officials say they are proud to honor Scanlon with the 2023 Legend Award because he is widely known as a businessman and civic leader.
Coaches before Scanlon have been such notable state honorees as Frank Broyles, John E. Brown III, Judy McReynolds, Kurt Bradbury and Senator John Boozman. All of which, say foundation officials, “have made a significant positive impact on our state and symbolize Brandon Burlsworth’s legacy of excellence.”
A fundraising event honoring Scanlon is set to take place on Thursday, September 28.
Visit the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation website to learn more about the programs offered and Burlsworth’s story.
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