I had the honor of meeting Burl as a summer attendee of the Rec and Park program at Glenn Park.
I recall introducing myself to him in front of Aptos Jr High waiting for the bus to the Glenn Park Program.
His hands were gigantic. They dwarfed those of mine, a 9-10 year old.
His smile was even larger and warmer.
I had the opportunity to cross paths with Burl over the years. His family was in school a few years behind me.
I remember seeing him on television as an NFL Official and being so excited i knew someone on TV.
No matter when our paths crossed, he was the epitome of gentleman.
I am honored to have known him.