After leaving Lockhart High School, Red Burditt was the long time coach of the Bryan Vikings.
Rusty Burson of Texas A&M's 12th Man Magazine interviewed Coach Burditt in 1997 and published an article honoring his exploits with the 1943 Texas A&M Kiddie Korps and record setting performance in the 1944 Orange Bowl.
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Texas A&M Record: Most Receptions: 6, Red Burditt vs. LSU, 1944 Orange Bowl (83 yards, 0 TD); 6, Rod Bernstine vs. Auburn, 1986 Cotton Bowl (108 yards, 0 TD); 6, Percy Waddle vs. Pittsburgh, 1989 John Hancock Bowl (106 yards, 0 TD); 6, Chris Taylor vs. Penn State, 1999 Alamo Bowl (38 yards, 0 TD)
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For Immediate Release Thursday, August 28, 2003 COLLEGE STATION, Texas- Five former Texas A&M athletic standouts and a longtime supporter will be inducted in the school's Athletic Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor on Friday at the 26th annual Burgess Banquet at the Bernard C. Richardson Zone at Kyle Field.
The 2003 Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame class includes: Mike Arthur '90 (football), James "Hoot" Gibson '76 (baseball, track and field), Jesse N. "Red" Burditt '47 (football, basketball, baseball), Anjanette Kirkland '97 (track and field), and Suzanne Sheffield-Chatham '84 (track and field). Former 12th Man Foundation President and longtime athletic benefactor Charlie Wiseman '57 will be inducted in the Athletic Hall of Honor.
One of the top multi-sport athletes in A&M history, Burditt earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball in the mid-1940s. Playing for the famed "Kiddie Korps" in 1943, Burditt set a school record with six catches for 125 yards against Texas. The 1943 team was so named because freshmen were forced to play because the older players were serving in the military. That team finished with a 7-2-1 record and played in the Orange Bowl. Burditt was instrumental in the formation of the Texas A&M Letterman's Association and also led the Kiddie Korps of 1943 to fund a scholarship endowment.
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