Tuesday, September 9, 2014

1967 Profile: Bobby Burnett

No. 21
"You never know when a player is ready to burst into stardom. With rookie Bobby Burnett last year, the Bills' staff felt he was a year or so away. He'd never done any blocking in college, or any outside running.
But this is a kid who comes from a disciplined football background. His father was the coach of his high school team, and Carl Broyles cured him of fumbleitis when he was a sophomore at Arkansas.
So he put it all together last year and was the AFL's surprise Rookie of the Year, gaining 766 yards on 187 carries for a 4.1 average and four touchdowns, and finishing fourth in the league in rushing.
A 6-2, 197-pounder, he runs with a high knee action that is designed to break tackles."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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