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Former A-State defensive coordinator, Purdue head coach Leon Burtnett passes away

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Former Arkansas State defensive coordinator Leon Burtnett passed away this week. He roamed the Indians sidelines in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Burtnett had quite the football journey. He had stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Washington State, and Michigan State to name a few. Burtnett was Purdue head coach from 1982-1986. He was the 1984 Big Ten Coach of the Year and the 1984 AFCA Coach of the Year. Burtnett’s Boilermakers won 7 games and reached the Peach Bowl. Some of the those wins in 84 were over Michigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
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Leon Burtnett

JONESBORO — James “Leon” Burtnett passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021, two days after celebrating his 78th birthday. Known as “Coach,” he was born to the late Dorothy and Kelley Burtnett in Fresno, Calif., on May 30, 1943. However, his formative years were spent in east-central Oklahoma. Leon was...
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Leon Burtnett - Former Purdue Football Head Coach Has Passed Away

Leon Burtnett, Purdue Boilermakers football, Jim Young, Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball, Arkansas State University, Randy Myers, Fred Akers, Tim Brewster, Indianapolis Colts, Arkansas. News broke early this morning that former Purdue football head coach Leon Burtnett has passed away. The news was first reported by Randy Myers an Arkansas based...
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Former Purdue football coach Leon Burtnett Passes away at 78

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Former Purdue head and assistant football coach Leon Burtnett passed away today, Tuesday, June 1. He was 78 years old. Burtnett coached 10 seasons in West Lafayette, five as the Boilermakers' head coach (1982-86), three as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator (1979-81) and two as defensive coordinator (1977-78).
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Football coach Leon Burtnett dies at 78

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Leon Burtnett, a former high school football coach in Kansas, passed away at 78 years old. Burtnett started his coaching career in the mid-1960s at Mt. Hope High School in Haven, Kansas. He then coached at Sterling High School. His long and winding coaching career spanned...
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Leon Burtnett

JONESBORO — James “Leon” Burtnett departed this life Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the age of 78. He was born May 30, 1943, in Fresno, Calif. Friends may visit at Emerson Memorial Chapel beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. A full obituary will follow...
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Former Purdue coach Leon Burtnett dies at 78

Former Purdue football coach Leon Burtnett died Monday at 78, according to multiple reports. Burtnett compiled a 21-34-1 record (17-25-1 Big Ten) with the Boilermakers from 1982-86. In 1984, he guided Purdue to a 7-5 record and a berth in the Peach Bowl. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year after a season that included victories against Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin.