|Assistant defensive backs coach/defensive quality control coach|
|Date of birth:June 6, 1972|
|Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina|
|High School: Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)|
|College: Notre Dame|
|NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27|
|Debuted in 1994 for the Buffalo Bills|
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|Career highlights and awards|
|INT return yards||302|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Jeffrey Lamar Burris (born June 6, 1972) is an American football coach and former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and was an All-American. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. Burris is currently the assistant defensive backs coach/defensive quality control coach for the Miami Dolphins.
While attending the University of Notre Dame, Burris played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1990 to 1993. He was the Irish's primary running back in their goal line jumbo package, rushing for 167 yards on 29 carries and 10 touchdowns and catching one pass for 3 yards and a touchdown. As a senior in 1993, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as a defensive back.
In his ten-year pro career, Burris played in 144 regular season games, started 119 of them, compiling 529 tackles, and 19 interceptions for 302 return yards and two touchdowns.
Burris joined the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions as the defensive backs coach in 2011, hired by former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green. Burris stayed with the Mountain Lions through their 2011 campaign, finishing with a 2–3 record.
On March 5, 2012, Burris was announced as the cornerbacks coach for the UMass Minutemen, working under new head coach Charley Molnar. He coached the Minutemen for the 2012 season.
In 2013 it was announced that Burris would become the assistant defensive backs coach and defensive quality control coach for the Miami Dolphins.
- ↑ National Football League, Historical Players, Jeff Burris. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- ↑ databaseFootball.com, Players, Jeff Burris. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- ↑ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Jeff Burris. Retrieved February 12, 2012.