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Updated: August 24, 2015
2014-15: Did not play in any games … Posted a 340-pound bench press and a 450-pound squat in spring max testing.
2013-14: Played in four games … Saw action on 27 special teams plays … Was in on six special teams plays in the season opener against Alabama … Saw time on special teams against Western Carolina and at East Carolina … Was in on special teams against Duke … Had surgery on Nov. 5 to repair a broken arm, missing the remaining four games of the season as well as the bowl.
2012-13: Worked at linebacker while taking a redshirt year … Recorded a 300-pound bench press, a 330-pound front squat and a 270-pound push jerk in fall scout team testing … Improved on all three lifts during the off-season program … Ran a 4.65 in the 40, top among the inside linebackers … Was in on four tackles and had a fumble recovery in the first spring scrimmage … Posted two tackles during the spring game.
High School: Lettered three times for Coach Marty Asprey at Grassfield High … Earned first-team All-Southeastern District honors and second-team All-Eastern Region honors … MVP of his team.
Personal: David Andrew Burns … Born February 10, 1994 in Norfolk, Virginia … Son of Tracie and Lynn Burns … Has three younger siblings … Majoring human nutrition, foods and exercise.