Burton Burns
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Coach Burns in 2020
Personal information
Born: (1952-10-27) October 27, 1952 (age 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
High school:St. Augustine High School (New Orleans)
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

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).[1] 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.[2][3] 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.

Playing career

Burns played fullback[4] at Nebraska[5] (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.[2]


  1. ^ "Report: Giants to hire Burton Burns as running backs coach". Giants Wire. January 18, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Burton Burns - Football Coach". University of Alabama Athletics. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  3. ^ Charlie Potter (February 22, 2018). "Longtime Tide RB coach Burton Burns moving to off-field role". BamaOnLine. 247sports.com. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  4. ^ writer, Column by Lee Barfknecht / World-Herald staff. "Barfknecht: Tide running backs rolling with ex-Husker Burton Burns' principles". Omaha.com. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "Burton Burns - 1974 - Football". University of Nebraska. Retrieved April 20, 2020.