At Louisville: Earned two letters playing on special teams... made the move from defensive end to tight end in the fall of 2007... showed an ability to catch the football and make plays in the passing game... has appeared in 37 career games.
2007: Played in 12 games on special teams... played in the back on the kickoff return team.
2006: Appeared in all 13 games...played in the back on the kickoff return team.
2005: Appeared in 12 games... played a major role on the Cardinals' special teams... recorded four total tackles... registered a career-best two tackles against Oregon State.
Before Louisville: Four-year starter in football and basketball at Fletcher Senior High School ... earned second team All-State honors as a senior ... recorded 116 tackles and four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player ... guided 2003 team to a 12-2 record, losing in the regional finals to the eventual state champion ... was also recruited by Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Florida and Southern Mississippi... son of Tonia and Johnny Burns... born 12/18/85...sports administration major.