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Former Aztecs star Miles Burris jumps from NFL to acting

Former Aztecs star Miles Burris jumps from NFL to acting

There are so many questions someone might ask Miles Burris. What was it like to start as a rookie for the Oakland Raiders? What fueled an acrobatic interception of Carolina’s Cam Newton in 2012? How did he lead the Mountain West in tackles for loss in consecutive seasons at San Diego State?

That’s the other Burris, though.

This Burris, the post-NFL Burris, sparks a completely different set of questions. Namely, what’s this TV gig as “Hunk #1”?

“I don’t think I was worth a name on that one, I guess,” said Burris, now forging a career as a self-made actor — trading blitz schemes for scripts. “Actually, it was a good part (on the TV Land show, “Teachers”). They...

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