Henry Burris joins Los Angeles Rams as assistant coach for training camp

Photo: AP/Gary McCullough

Legendary CFL quarterback Henry Burris will help coach the Los Angeles Rams in training camp this season as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

The 48-year-old will work with the team’s tight ends. The Rams are coming off a disappointing season in which they finished third in the NFC West with a record of 5-12.

The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship is designed to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches. All 32 clubs participate each year with specific aspects of the program including hiring, compensation, and coaching duties being administered on a team-by-team basis.

Burris previous participated in the program in 2020 with the Chicago Bears, which led to him being hired as a full-time offensive quality control coach the following year. He served in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022, though he was not retained by the team for the 2023 season.

The native of Spiro, Okla. played 294 career CFL games with Calgary, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, and Ottawa from 1997 to 2016 and won three Grey Cups. He threw for 63,639 yards, 373 touchdowns, and 227 interceptions and remains the third-leading passer in league history.

Burris was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player in 2010 and 2015 and was a first-ballot inductee into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.