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Remembering Jackie Burkett, ‘the epitome of an Auburn man’

September 6, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017 By Jeff AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn’s march to the 1957 national championship ended in Birmingham the same way it began in Knoxville: with Jackie Burkett and the Tigers’ defense holding their opponent scoreless. Burkett, an All-SEC sophomore linebacker and center that season, passed away of leukemia Sept. 1 at age 80. […]

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