Category Archives: 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.