Kenny Burrough Death : Longtime Oilers WR Dies at 73

By | February 25, 2022


Kenny Burrough, one of the best receivers in Houston football history. He played for Bum Phillips’ Luv Ya Blue Oilers. He died at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday.

Former Houston Oilers standout WR Kenny Burrough passed at the age of 73. Not many people remember that old #00 started his career with the Saints.

His personal assistant said that Kenny died in his sleep last night in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. No cause of death has been determined but he was in a rehabilitation facility treating his diabetes at the time of his death.

He was an All-American at TSU & a Pro Bowler w/ the Oilers. He’s a member of the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Former teammate Dan Pastorini says, “He & I were a dynamic duo. Everyone in the NFL feared him.”

Who was Kenny Burrough

Kenneth Othell Burrough was an American professional football player who primarily played wide receiver with the Houston Oilers in the National Football League.
Born: July 14, 1948, Jacksonville, FL
Died: February 24, 2022
Receiving Yards: 7,102
Receiving Touchdowns: 49


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Scott Herrin wrote : Amongst the litany of bad news of the day came this: Kenny Burrough died today. He was prep Star in Jacksonville and was a star at Texas Southern. He was a two-time pro bowler and lead the NFL in yardage in 1975. He was my mom’s favorite Oiler. You brought many, many smiles to it family and me. RIP Double zero, you were enjoyed and will be missed.

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Hall of Famer Robert Brazile on the passing of his former Houston Oilers teammate, WR Kenny Burrough.The two talked all the time: “Punch to the stomach. (Wednesday) he called.Kenny always told me. ‘Hey brother, if you’re worried about Double O, you need to worry about somebody..”


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