Ode Burrell


College Career

Holmes Junior College (1961-1962)

• JUCO All-American

• State Junior College 220 yard dash champion

Mississippi State University (1962-1963)

• Leading rusher, punter, punt and kickoff returner

• Coaches All-American Team; All-SEC (’63)

• College All-American Game (’63)

• Liberty Bowl MVP; Blue-Gray Game MVP; Senior Bowl All-Star Game MVP (’63)


Pro Football Career

Houston Oilers (1964-1969)

• Houston’s leading rusher (’67)

• Only player in professional football to make rank among the top in both rushing and receiving (’67)

• MVP Houston Oilers (’67)

• AFL Pro Bowl (’68)


Did You Know?

Ode Burrell was drafted by Coach Vince Lombardi of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, but the AFL’s Houston Oilers traded Heisman Trophy Winner Billy Cannon for him. He ran back a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball as a Houston Oiler.