Former Houston Oilers Star Receiver Ken Burrough Passes Away – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Ken Burrough, the previous Houston Oilers receiver who was the final NFL participant to put on No. 00, died Thursday, Feb. 24 on the age of 73.
Burrough’s household introduced the dying, saying died at his house in Jacksonville, Florida.
Burrough was the tenth general decide in 1970 by New Orleans, however performed only one season for the Saints earlier than being traded to the Oilers.
He spent the following 11 seasons in Houston, the place he was chosen to the Pro Bowl in 1975 and 1977.
Burrough led the NFL in receiving yards in 1975 with a career-high 1,063. He piled up 6,906 yards receiving and 47 touchdowns with the Oilers, serving to lead them throughout their Luv Ya Blue interval the place they twice reached the AFC championship sport.
The Oilers are actually the Tennessee Titans.
“Kenny supplied the aerial menace and the massive performs for Bum Phillips’ Oilers groups, main the league in receiving one season and incomes two Pro Bowls over his 11 seasons in Houston,” Titans controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk mentioned in a press release from the staff. “At the time of his retirement, he was the franchise chief in profession receiving yards and he nonetheless ranks third at the moment. I’ll fondly keep in mind his distinctive double zero jersey racing down the sector on one other lengthy landing.”
Strunk added that Burrough attended the newest reunion of former Oilers and that she loved seeing him reminisce together with his teammates.
Burrough was the final NFL participant to put on No. 00 because the league restricted the usage of Nos. 0 and 00 in 1973 however allowed gamers who already had these numbers to retain them till retirement.
Burrough grew up in Jacksonville, starring at William M. Raines High School.
He performed soccer and ran observe at Texas Southern, and was chosen to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
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