Chris Burford

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Chris Burford
No. 88
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1938-01-31) January 31, 1938 (age 81)
Oakland, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 9 / Pick: 105
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 1
Career history
  • Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1960–1967)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x Winner of the Pop Warner Trophy in 1959
  • 1x Pro Bowl (1961)
  • 1x All-pro (1962)
  • Led the Dallas Texans in receiving TD's 1x in 1962
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:5505
Player stats at

Christopher William Burford III (born January 31, 1938) is a former American football wide receiver.

Burford was a football captain at Stanford, leading the NCAA in receptions with 61 in 1959. The following year, he was a first round draft pick of the Dallas Texans. in the American Football League (AFL)[1] He led the Texans/Chiefs in pass receptions in four seasons (1961–1963, 1965). An AFL All-Star in 1961, he followed that performance with a team-record 12 receptions for touchdowns in 1962.[2] By the end of his career, he was the Chiefs all-time reception leader (391) with 5,505 yards and 55 touchdowns.

For most of his AFL career, Burford was in the top ten in receiving catches, yards, and touchdowns. Burford is a 1975 inductee of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was inducted into the African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame.[3] Burford, who is white, was nominated by former black teammate Abner Haynes.[4]


  1. ^ Paige Ricks. "The Rookies". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame: Chris Burford - 1975". Kansas City Chiefs. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 14, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Paige Ricks. "The Rookies". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved July 28, 2012.