Tirrel Burton, American football player and coach, Died at 86


Tirrel Burton was born in 1930 and died on January 17, 2017.

He was a former American football player, coach, and radio broadcaster.

Tirrel Burton played halfback for Ara Parseghian’s championship teams at Miami University in 1954 and 1955 and led the undefeated, untied 1955 team in rushing, scoring, pass interceptions, kickoff returns and punt returns, while breaking the university’s all-time single-season scoring record.

Tirrel Burton played one year of professional football in 1956 for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

Burton was an assistant football coach at Central State University (1968), Miami University (1969) and the University of Michigan (1970–1991).

Burton became a radio announcer for Michigan Wolverines football games on WUOM radio in 1994.

Tirrel Burton passed away at 86 years old.