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Burton Elrod
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service

Dr. Burton Elrod graduated from David Lipscomb in 1972. After leaving Lipscomb, Burton continued his education at the University of Tennessee Medical school where in 1982 he completed his residency. In 1983 Burton completed his Postgraduate in Inglewood, California where he worked closely with many of the professional organizations, including the Los Angeles Rams, Dodgers and Lakers. Today Burton is considered one of the premier Orthopedic Surgeons throughout the country. While Burton has achieved the highest success in his field, he has continued to show the greatest concern for our athletes and coaches here at Lipscomb. Burton's endless hours of treatment and special care for our athletes will always be cherished. Dr. Burton Elrod will always be a great physician and friend to Lipscomb.

Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame

To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.

Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
  • Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
  • Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.