Burk on a 1950 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:||December 14, 1927|
|Place of birth:||Mexia, Texas|
|Date of death:||July 28, 2003(aged 75)|
|Place of death:||Rusk, Texas|
|High school:||Joinerville (TX) Gaston|
|NFL draft:||1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
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He played Joe Kapp, Y. A. Tittle, Nick Foles, and Peyton Manning) who share the record of seven touchdown passes in one regular season game. He threw seven touchdown passes on October 17, 1954 when the Eagles won 49-21 over the Washington Redskins. Three of his touchdowns passes were to Eagles wide receiver Pete Pihos.
Adrian Burk graduated from Baylor University law school and became General Counsel to the Houston Oilers.
Burk later worked as an NFL official as a back judge (now field judge), wearing uniform number 63. He worked the game that saw Joe Kapp of the Minnesota Vikings tie his record for seven touchdown passes in one game in 1969 vs. the Baltimore Colts. Burk was also the back judge in the famous 1972 playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game, played in Pittsburgh, featured the play that came to be called the "Immaculate Reception". From his position as back judge, Burk