Willie Burden - 2012
JUNIOR (2011): Made switch to tight end before the start of the season... Appeared in all but one of the team’s 14 games... Played in all three of the FCS Playoff games... Did not see game action against Alabama (11-19).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Saw action in eight games as an offensive lineman.
FRESHMAN (2009): Made two tackles at UNC... Added a solo tackle at Appalachian State... Had unassisted tackle in season opener vs. Albany... Appeared in six games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter for the Blue Devils... Twice named Region 2-AAAA All-Region... Recorded 81 tackles, six sacks and nine tackles for a loss last season... Helped SHS advance to the state playoffs all four years... Was on the 2005 State Championship team... During his senior year Statesboro finished 11-2 and advanced to the state quarterfinals... Two-year member of the baseball program... Played for coach Steve Pennington.
PERSONAL: Father, Willie Burden, Sr., played football at N.C. State and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2009... Brother Freddie Burden plays for Georgia Tech.
MAJOR: Sport Management.