Kurt Burris

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Kurt Burris
Date of birth: (1932-06-27)June 27, 1932
Place of birth: Nowata, Oklahoma
Date of death: July 21, 1999(1999-07-21) (aged 67)
Place of death: Billings, Montana
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): C
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Drafted by: Cleveland Browns
As player:
Edmonton Eskimos
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards

Kurt Burris (June 27, 1932 in Nowata, Oklahoma – July 21, 1999 in Billings, Montana) 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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