Most Valuable Player on 1953 team
All-Southern Conference, 1952
All-Atlantic Coast Conference, 1953
A native of Asheboro, N.C., Burrows earned three varsity football letters from 1951-53. His senior year he emerged as one of the top college linemen in the country, earning third team Associated Press and honorable mention United Press All-America honors.
As a guard, he was a standout on both sides of the ball in leading Duke to conference championships in 1952 and 1953. He was selected by his teammates as the MVP of the 1953 team and also earned All-ACC honors in the inaugural year of the league.
In 1952, Burrows broke his ankle in the first play of the Georgia Tech contest, which was one of only two games the Blue Devils lost. He finished fifth in the Southern Conference Player of the Year balloting.
Following college Burrows became a sales representative for J&J Southeast Corporation.