Kurt Burris

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Kurt Burris
Born:(1932-06-27)June 27, 1932
Nowata, Oklahoma
Died:July 21, 1999(1999-07-21) (aged 67)
Billings, Montana
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)C
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeOklahoma
NFL draft1955 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Drafted byCleveland Browns
Career history
As player
19551958Edmonton Eskimos
1958Saskatchewan Roughriders
1960Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards

Kurt Burris (June 27, 1932 – July 21, 1999) was an American gridiron football center. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he was an All-American and finished second in the 1954 Heisman Trophy balloting. In 2000, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Burris was selected in the 1955 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, but he went to the Canadian Football League, where he played for five seasons.

Burris had five brothers who also played football at Oklahoma, including three time All-American Paul "Buddy" Burris. Burris died on July 21, 1999 in Billings, Montana. He was 67.

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