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Henry Burris

Offensive Quality Control

College: Temple

Hometown: Spiro, OK


Henry Burris enters his second season with the Bears in 2021 and his first as an offensive quality control coach after serving as a Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellow on Matt Nagy's staff during the 2020 season.

As a member of the Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship program in 2020, Burris joined the offensive staff as a training camp assistant but was later asked to extend his stay into a season-long coaching addition, continuing to work alongside the offensive staff.    

Burris, a Temple University product and former Bears quarterback, returns to Chicago following 18 seasons in the Canadian Football League in addition to two more in the NFL with both the Green Bay Packers (2001) and Bears (2002). A native of Spiro, Okla., Burris' 18 years in the CFL came with the Calgary Stampeders (1997-99, 2005-11), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2000, 2003-04), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2012-13) and Ottawa Redblacks (2014-16).

A 2020 CFL first-ballot Hall of Famer, Burris appeared in five Grey Cups, winning three (1998, '08, '16) and being named the MVP twice (2008, '16). The CFL's outstanding player on two occasions (2010, 2015), Burris amassed 63,639 passing yards and 373 TD passes, both rank third all-time. Following his playing career, Burris has since joined TSN as a CFL analyst.