As reported earlier by Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa News Director Don Hartley:

"Former Auburn football player, legendary Jacksonville State Head Football Coach and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame member Bill Burgess has died. Burgess was a fullback for the Tigers in 1961 and 1962. He coached high school football at Woodlawn and Oxford before taking the Gamecock's job in 1985.

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During his 11-year tenure at Jacksonville State, Burgess led the Gamecocks to the 1992 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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Bill Burgess was 82."

Burgess is the father of longtime Gadsden and Birmingham radio host Rick Burgess of the Rick and Bubba show.

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