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Keith Burns (American football player)
No. 56, 51     Washington Redskins
Special Teams Coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-05-16) May 16, 1972 (age 50)
Place of birth: Greeleyville, South Carolina
Career information
College: Navarro Junior College
Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 210
Debuted in 1994 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2006 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history

Playing Career

Coaching Career

  • Denver Broncos (2007-2013)
  • Washington Redskins (2013-present)
Career highlights and awards
Sacks     1.5
Forced Fumbles     4
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Keith Bernard Burns (born May 16, 1972) is an American football coach and former professional linebacker and special teams player. The Denver Broncos drafted Burns out of Oklahoma State in the 7th round (#210 overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. A Bronco for most of his thirteen-year career, Burns saw playing time as a reserve linebacker and a prominent special teams player. He spent the 1999 season with Chicago Bears, and the 2004 season with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won two super bowls with the Denver Broncos.

High school

Burns was a 1990 graduate of T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where he won three varsity letters in football, two in basketball, and one in baseball.[1]

Junior college

Burns lettered in football at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas where he garnered first team JuCo All-America honors, and finished his sophomore season with six sacks, three interceptions, and 192 tackles.[citation needed]

Retirement and coaching

On March 27, 2007, the Denver Broncos announced Burns would retire as Special Teams Captain and assume the role of assistant special teams coach. He was hired by the Washington Redskins to be their special teams coach on February 11, 2013.[1] In moving to Washington, he rejoins Mike Shanahan who was his coach in Denver and who also gave Burns his first coaching job.