|Born:||September 25, 1954|
San Francisco, California
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NFL draft||1976 / Round: 14 / Pick: 400|
|Drafted by||Los Angeles Rams|
|1976–1981||Calgary Stampeders (CFL)|
|1983||Los Angeles Express (USFL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1978, 1979|
Al Burleson (born September 25, 1954) is a former American gridiron football player. He played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Calgary Stampeders, from 1976 to 1981, and in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Los Angeles Express, in 1983. Burleson is the father of four sons, including National Football League (NFL) wide receiver Nate Burleson and National Basketball Association (NBA) guard Kevin Burleson.
He was named to the 1975 All-Pacific-8 Conference football team and received honorable mention by the AP and UPI All-America teams.:158 Following the season, Burleson participated in the 1976 Japan Bowl and Hula Bowl.
As of 2016, he remains among the school's all-time leader in tackles (records kept since 1967),:136 holds the season record for interception return yardage at 149 set in 1975,:138 career record for interceptions returned for touchdowns,:138 and holds the longest interception return at 93 yards which was set in the 1975 Apple Cup.:139
Burleson was a coach of the West Seattle Warhawks football team.
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