Frank R. Burns

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Frank R. Burns
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1928-03-16)March 16, 1928
Died July 14, 2012(2012-07-14) (aged 84)
Holland, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1945–1948 Rutgers
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1950
1951–1952
1955–1956
1957–1960
1961–1972
1973–1983
Rutgers (freshman backfield)
Johns Hopkins
Rutgers (backfield)
Chatham HS (NJ)
Rutgers (assistant)
Rutgers
Head coaching record
Overall 84–52–2 (college)
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1976)

Frank R. Burns (March 16, 1928 – July 14, 2012) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Johns Hopkins University from 1951 to 1952 and at Rutgers University from 1973 to 1983, compiling a career college football record of 84–52–2. In 1978, Burns led the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to their first bowl game, the now-defunct Garden State Bowl.

Playing career[edit]

Burns played football as a quarterback at Rutgers University for four years, from 1945 to 1948. There he ran the T formation under head coach Harvey Harman, completing 117 of 270 passes for 2,389 yards and 35 touchdowns.[1] He was also a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

Later life and death[edit]

Burns retired to the Twining Village Continual Care Retirement Village in Holland, Pennsylvania. He died there on July 14, 2012.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Mason-Dixon Conference) (1951–1952)
1951 Johns Hopkins 2–5–1
1952 Johns Hopkins 4–4
Johns Hopkins: 6–9–1
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (NCAA Division I/I-A Independent) (1973–1983)
1973 Rutgers 6–5
1974 Rutgers 7–3–1
1975 Rutgers 9–2
1976 Rutgers 11–0 17 17
1977 Rutgers 8–3
1978 Rutgers 9–3 L Garden State
1979 Rutgers 8–3
1980 Rutgers 7–4
1981 Rutgers 5–6
1982 Rutgers 5–6
1983 Rutgers 3–8
Rutgers: 78–43–1
Total: 84–52–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Press (August 12, 1951). "Burns, 23, to Coach At Johns Hopkins". The New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Giambusso, David (July 14, 2012). "Frank Burns, former Rutgers football coach, dies at 84". The Star-Ledger (New Jersey On-Line LLC). Retrieved July 14, 2012. 

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