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.”
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— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 24, 2022
Ashley Burrough-Johnson, daughter of the late Kenny Burrough, former Texas Southern & Oilers star,on his career being remembered after Kenny passed away today: “It means a lot to me. At the end of the day he was a local superstar,but he was just dad to me..It just warms my heart” pic.twitter.com/FfFb6c2gQT
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 25, 2022
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) February 25, 2022
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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