Our hearts are not merely broken, but shattered, as yet another senseless tragedy strikes our country.
Pro Players Association would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Bobby Burnett.
Bobby Burnett 1943-2016
Bobby Clell Burnett passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. He was born January 4, 1943 in Clinton, Arkansas to Clell and Frances Burnett. He was the oldest of 3 children, with 2 brothers, Tommy and Billy. Bobby married Dorothy Letsch on July 12, 1965 and were happily married for 51 years. They raised 4 children together: Chad, Deana, Randy, and Shane. They also had 12 grandchildren. Bobby was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had a strong testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Bobby Burnett graduated from Smackover High School in Smackover, Arkansas. He played tailback for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1963-65. In 1965, he was selected as All-SWC, led the conference in touchdowns, set a Razorback single season record of 16 touchdowns, received the Charles T. Myers award as his team's Most Valuable Player, led the SWC in rushing, carrying the ball 232 times for 947 yards and 16 touchdown's without a fumble, and ranked in the top 5 nationally in a number of categories. He scored the winning touchdown in the 1965 Cotton Bowl against Nebraska that gave Arkansas it's only national championship; with that feat being named by Sports Illustrated a few years ago as the most memorable moment in Arkansas' Sport history. Bobby scored 2 touchdowns in the Senior Bowl before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills. He signed with the Bills, with Jack Kemp at quarterback, and Marty Schotenheimer at linebacker. Bobby was selected as the AFL's "Rookie of the Year" in 1966. He was also selected as All-Pro and scored twice in the Pro Bowl, while being selected as the Bill's Most Valuable Player for 1966. After his career with the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos, he completed his Master's degree in Education and became co-owner of the largest single-office real estate business in the state of Colorado, employing over 500 agents. He has been inducted into the State of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame twice; as an individual in 1997, and as a member of the 1964 Razorback National Champion Team in 2010.
He will be forever remembered as an amazing athlete, father, grandfather, husband, friend, and inspiration to all who knew him.
Pro Players Association would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of our member Dan Haggerty, aka Grizzly Adams who passed away earlier today, Friday, Jan 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Met my friend Dan, most of you knew him as Grizzly Adams, in May 2007. We remained friends since, kept in touch, then he even became a member of Pro Players Association. It was an honor to be able to call Dan my friend. I just wrote him get well wishes earlier this week, as he was battling cancer. My heart breaks to have to say, the cancer won. You're probably reuniting with all your animal friends of years past. We'll miss your big heart and awesome smiles down here. Griz rest easy and rest in peace.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF JACOB "JAKE" BRYCE ADLER
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