Hansen Bowl MVP Award honors Craig Burroughs

Craig Burroughs

Hansen Bowl MVP Award honors Craig Burroughs

Craig Burroughs, a member of the Executive Board of the Hansen Bowl, passed away on November 1, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the most widely-traveled college football writer in history who had covered 1,177 games in person as of the conclusion of the 2010 season. By uanimous agreement. the Exective Board has named the Hansen Bowl MVP in his honor.

4 Responses to “Hansen Bowl MVP Award honors Craig Burroughs”

  1. Donna (Hansen) Steger says:

    If my dad, Don Hansen, were still here, he would sorely miss Craig on his passing. He was such a great friend to him and I was so blessed to finally meet Mr. Burroughs at my Dad’s funeral. I would like to think the two of them are in a better place right now, talking football, with Craig bringing my dad up to date for the season(s) of football he missed.

  2. Sandra Bachmann Burroughs says:

    I am honored and grateful to be Craig’s wife and so very proud of him and all that he accomplished in his lifetime. It was a privilege for both of us to be a friend of Don Hansen. I am so happy that both Don and Craig are being honored in this way. Thank you.

  3. Vicki Burroughs Bixler says:

    My brother Craig would have been so excited to see his alma mater Iowa State beat a top 5 team for the first time in their football history! Hope he had a skybox seat.

  4. Neil Viserto says:

    I met Craig through a college friend of mine back in the mid 1990’s. I was always astounded at Craig’s detailed memory of all things that went through his mind. A true love of any and all things good about college football and strong opinions about things he disagreed with were what made the man.

    I often tried to wonder what it would be like to travel the distances he did with the time and money commitments necessary to accomplish his goal of seeing every program.

    He was a special, passionate man who would pop in and out of my life over the years in his travels and thoughts.

    His wife Sandy an incredibly understanding women who supported his passion for the game and would come on out to LA with him as we’d all visit. They both saw me go from single to married with 2 children and I enjoyed our visits immensely.

    He will be missed, but certainly remembered.

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