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Henry Burris

Bill Walsh Coaching Fellow


Henry Burris is serving as a Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellow on Matt Nagy's staff for the 2020 season.

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.

The objective of the Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship program is to give coaches opportunities to observe, participate, gain experience and ultimately gain a full-time NFL coaching position.