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A Presidential day for Burris

Henry Burris is collecting rings more quickly than Elizabeth Taylor.

Henry Burris is collecting rings more quickly than Elizabeth Taylor.

The Calgary Stampeders quarterback, who led the team to the 2008 Grey Cup title in November, has also been named the Presidents’ Ring recipient for the second consecutive season, making it his third gold band in less than 12 months.

“The year finished in great fashion for us (with a Grey Cup ring) and we’re already looking forward to 2009,” said Burris, whose Stampeders host the Grey Cup game at McMahon Stadium in November.

“It’s starting off with a big bang, especially when your teammates reward you in this way, not only for what you’ve done (on the field) but also for the community.”

The Presidents’ Ring has been awarded annually since 1967 by the Stampeders players to the teammate who best demonstrates excellence on and off the field.

His teammates selected Burris based on his on-field contributions and leadership while he has supported the community with events such as the annual Henry Burris All-Star Weekend that benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Burris is just the fourth player to earn the ring in back-to-back seasons along with Danny Barrett, Alondra Johnson and Jay McNeil.

Burris will receive the ring at a team luncheon on May.

 
 
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