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The Boston Patriots’ Ron Burton

Autographed 1963 Fleer Ron Burton

#03 – Ron Burton

Ron Burton came to the Boston Patriots in the first round of the 1960 AFL Draft.  Burton was a highly touted back for Ara Parseghian’s Northwestern teams in the late 1950s, and was selected All-America in 1959.

Burton immediately found a home for himself in the Patriots backfield, and running back punts and kick offs.  He played in 41-of-42 Patriots games from 19601-962, before a devastating back injury caused him to miss the entire 1963 season.  During his five-year career, Ron Burton carried the ball 429 times for 1,36 yards (3.6 average) and nine touchdowns.  He also caught 111 passes for 1,205 yards and eight scores. read more