Chris Burford

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Chris Burford
No. 88
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-01-31) January 31, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL draft: 1960 / Round: 9 / Pick: 105
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 391
Receiving yards: 5505
Touchdowns: 55
Player stats at NFL.com

Christopher William Burford, III (born January 31, 1938) is a former American football wide receiver.

Burford was a football captain at Stanford, leading the NCAA in receptions with 61 in 1959. The following year, he was a first round draft pick of the Dallas Texans. in the American Football League (AFL)[1] He led the Texans/Chiefs in pass receptions in four seasons (1961–1963, 1965). An AFL All-Star in 1961, he followed that performance with a team-record 12 receptions for touchdowns in 1962.[2] By the end of his career he was the Chiefs all-time reception leader (391) with 5,505 yards and 55 touchdowns.

For most of his AFL career, Burford was in the top ten in receiving catches, yards, and touchdowns. Burford is a 1975 inductee of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame. In 2010 he was inducted into the African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame.[3] Burford, who is white, was nominated by former black teammate Abner Haynes.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Paige Ricks. "The Rookies". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame: Chris Burford - 1975". Kansas City Chiefs. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.budwinter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/OaklandInductionCeremony_HOFver2.pdf
  4. ^ Paige Ricks. "The Rookies". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved 28 July 2012.