CFL legend Henry Burris joins Chicago Bears coaching staff for training camp

Just 10 ten days removed from earning his induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Henry Burris has another reason to smile.

According to Adam Jahns of The Athletic, Burris will join the training camp coaching staff of the Chicago Bears.  Burris will be a part of coach Matt Nagy’s staff as a part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, says Jahns.

The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship has existed since 1987 and uses NFL team training camps, off-season workout programs and mini-camps to give talented coaches opportunities to observe, participate, gain experience with the end goal being permanent NFL employment.

Burris was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame earlier in July. He appeared in 294 career games with Calgary, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, and Ottawa, winning three Grey Cups in five appearances. Burris threw for 63,639 yards over 18 seasons and remains the third-leading passer — and third-leading rusher among quarterbacks — in CFL history. In 2010 and 2015 man with the smile recognized across Canada earned the league’s Most Outstanding Player Award.

Chicago will be a familiar environment as Burris played quarterback for the Bears during the 2002 season.

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