Barry Burton Tight End 1974 First Team All-American 1975 Second Team All-American Football News
As a junior in 1974, the Nashville native and Hillsboro High graduate helped the Commodores to a 7-4 regular season record and berth in the 1974 Peach Bown.
Following the season, he was named First Team All-America by Football News. He was also a First Team All-SEC pick that year.
Burton was a genuine triple-threat. In addition to receiving, he also ran the end-around, and handled punting duties. In 1974, Burton caught 22 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns; ran 31 times for 307 yards and a score; and punted 54 times for a 40.2-yard average.
As a senior, Burton came back to catch a career-high 31 passes and two touchdowns. He topped the Commodores in receptions as a senior.
As a punter, Burton has two of the longest efforts in team: a 79-yarder versus Georgia in 1973 and a 78-yarder versus Kentucky in 1975.