|Born:||October 27, 1952|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|High school:||St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)|
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Burton “Burkie” Burns (born October 27, 1952) most recently was the running backs coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Burns previously was a coach at Alabama from 2007 until 2017, where he had been the associate head coach and running backs coach for the team. He was the running backs coach at Clemson from 1999-2006, and prior to that he was an assistant coach at Tulane from 1994–1998.
Burns played fullback at Nebraska (1972-1976) under head coach Tom Osborne. He was a player on three Cornhusker teams that won nine plus games. Burns participated in bowl games such as the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from Nebraska in 1976.
Burns is married to the former Connie Winder. Together, the couple has four children: three daughters, Amber, Christy, and Erin, and a son, Damon. In addition, they have two grandchildren, one granddaughter, and one grandson.