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Former Irish All-American Jeff Burris Hired As Defensive Analyst

Jeff Burris was a consensus All-American for the Irish in 1993.
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Notre Dame announced the hiring of former Irish All-American Jeff Burris as a defensive analyst Friday.

Burris had been expected to fill the open vacancy on the Irish staff since the winter, with it finally becoming official Friday.

The Rock Hill, S.C., native became a consensus All-American pick in 1993 when he served as a tri-captain for the 11-1 team that many felt should have been named national champions while finishing No. 2 in the polls. He played more minutes than any other Irish player that season.

His production that season also resulted in the Buffalo Bills selecting him in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He spent 10 seasons in the league.

Burris was a defensive assistant for the Miami Dolphins from 2013-15. In 2012, he served as a cornerbacks coach for UMass under the program's head coach and former Irish offensive coordinator Charley Molnar.