Hank Burnine is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Hank was best known as a American football player (Philadelphia Eagles).
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Hank Burnine
No. 83, 84
Position:End
Personal information
Born:(1932-11-09)November 9, 1932
Henrietta, Missouri
Died:January 21, 2020(2020-01-21) (aged 87)
Higginsville, Missouri
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Richmond (MO)
College:Missouri
NFL Draft:1955 / Round: 12 / Pick: 140
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Harold Henry "Hank" Burnine (November 9, 1932 โ€“ January 21, 2020) was an American football end who played two seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the twelfth round of the 1955 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Missouri and attended Richmond High School in Richmond, Missouri.
Contents
1 College career
2 Professional career
2.1 New York Giants
2.2 Philadelphia Eagles
3 Personal life
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
College career
Burnine played for the Missouri Tigers from 1953 to 1955. He led the NCAA in receptions with 44 and in receiving yards with 594 his senior year in 1955 while also earning All-American honors. He recorded career totals of 75 receptions for 1,145 yards. Burnine was team captain his senior season and also played in the Blueโ€“Gray Football Classic and Senior Bowl. He won two track letters for the Tigers as a broad jumper. He was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993.
Professional career
New York Giants
Burnine was selected by the New York Giants with the 140th pick in the 1955 NFL Draft. He played in one game for the Giants during the 1956 season.
Philadelphia Eagles
Burnine played in fourteen games, starting seven, for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1956 to 1957.
Personal life
Burnine was also a sergeant in the United States Army. He started selling life insurance during the college football offseason.
He died on January 21, 2020, in Higginsville, Missouri at age 87.
See also
List of NCAA major college football yearly receiving leaders
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