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|Date of birth:||December 15, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Northampton, Virginia|
|NFL Draft:||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
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Lawrence Godfrey "Larry" Burton (born December 15, 1951 in Northampton, Virginia) is a former professional American football player and world-class Olympic sprinter, finishing fourth for the United States team in the 200 meter final at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany.
Burton was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (7th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft; a wide receiver from Purdue University, he played in the NFL for five seasons for the Saints and the San Diego Chargers between 1975 and 1979. Despite having over 250 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons, he was never able to become a regular starter for any team.
In 2013, Burton was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Burton's grandsons, Clay and Trey, played football for the Florida Gators.
- "Larry Burton". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
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