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Keith Burns Hired As Special Teams Coordinator
The former Alexandria high school standout and special teams captain in Denver later served as an assistant with the Broncos for two years under current Washington head coach Mike Shanahan.
BY ZAC BOYER
Keith Burns, who spent the last six seasons as Denver’s assistant special teams coach, was hired as the Washington Redskins’ special teams coordinator last week.
Burns, 40, replaces Danny Smith, who had been with the Redskins since 2004 but left earlier this month to assume that same role in Pittsburgh.
A former linebacker who played high school football at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Burns played 13 seasons in the NFL, including 11 with Denver over three different stints. He retired as the Broncos’ special teams captain in 2007 and took over as its assistant special teams coach, where he worked for current Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.
“Keith was an excellent special teams player and a strong influence in the locker room for two Super Bowl championship teams,” Shanahan said in a statement issued by the team. “I know our players will enjoy playing for him.”