Derrick Burroughs

Derrick Burroughs
No. 29
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-05-18) May 18, 1962
Place of birth: Mobile, Alabama
Career information
College: Memphis
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
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Career NFL statistics
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Derrick D'wayne Burroughs (born May 18, 1962) is an American football coach and former cornerback who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills. He is currently the assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Jackson State University. Burroughs was the head football coach at Lane College from 2010 to 2013.

Coaching career

Burroughs began his coaching career in 1995 as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for Knoxville College. Three years later, he joined the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe in the role of running backs coach. Burroughs became the defensive backs coach of the Berlin Thunder in 1999. He served in a similar capacity with the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (2000) and Memphis Maniax of the XFL (2001). After four years in private business he returned to coaching in 2006 as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Clark Atlanta. In 2007, he was the defensive backs coach at Stillman College. Burroughs spent 2008 in the same role at Alabama State University. On February 6, 2010, Burroughs became the head football coach at Lane College. Derrick Burroughs returned to Lane in 2015 after a one-year stint at Jackson State.


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