Bo Burris

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Bo Burris
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Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1944-10-16) October 16, 1944 (age 73)
Luling, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Freeport (TX) Brazosport
College: Houston
NFL Draft: 1967  / Round: 2 / Pick: 27
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James England Burris Jr. (born October 16, 1944) is a former American football defensive back who played three seasons with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the second round of the 1967 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Houston and attended Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas. [1] Burris played quarterback for the Houston Cougars and also played baseball as an outfielder. [2]

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Defensive back position in American football and Canadian football

In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs (DBs) are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players and linebackers, who take positions directly behind or close to the line of scrimmage.

New Orleans Saints National Football League franchise in New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The team was founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966. The Saints began play in Tulane Stadium in 1967.

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References

  1. "BO BURRIS". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. "Where Are They Now Archive: Bo Burris". uhcougars.com. Retrieved November 15, 2014.