UD Football BIO
8 Justin Burns

Five-year team member who served as backup quarterback and tight end during his career • never threw an incomplete pass during his career as he went 9 for 9 for 46 yards in nine overall games.

Saw action in five games as a senior • served as backup quarterback behind third-year starter Trent Hurley • saw action in four games behind center and completed all four passes for 24 yards • completed all three passes for 12 yards vs. Pitt and had a 12-yard pass completion vs. New Hampshire in his only attempt • made one of the biggest plays of the year when he recovered an on-side kick attempt to preserve the late-season win over Albany • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week Award vs. Albany • also saw action at quarterback vs. Delaware State but did not attempt a pass • completed 9 of 18 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Did not see game action as team's No. 3 quarterback behind Trent Hurley and Trevor Sasek • enjoyed a solid outing in Blue-White Spring Game as he completed 9 of 20 passes for 128 yards

Did not see game action as a reserve tight end and quarterback • was solid in spring game, completing 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to tight end Matt Rodriguez.

Saw action in one game, an early season win over Delaware State • completed all five of his pass attempts for 22 yards with a long completion of eight yards in a backup role • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement.

Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year by coaching staff following the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game.

Played quarterback for head coach Jason Dukes at Alpharetta High School • completed 171 of 295 pass attempts (59 percent) for a school record 2,144 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • led Fulton County in passing • served as team captain • earned a spot on the North Fulton All-Star team • finished his career No. 2 all-time at Alpharetta High School in total offense • was quarterback champion and 7-on-7 champion at the NUC Combine in Atlanta on March 8, 2009 and at Ultimate 100 Combine for the Southeast Region on June 21, 2009 • rated as a top five quarterback at the Ultimate 100 National Top Prospect Camp on July 24, 2009 • involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes • was recruited by several NCAA FBS programs.

Justin Michael Burns • earned degree in criminal justice major at Delaware in May, 2014 • selected to present replica jersey to U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden during graduation ceremonies • enrolled in graduate school at Delaware in disaster management • son of Brent and Linda Burns • born June 20, 1992 • mother was All-SEC tennis player at Alabama • both parents are Alabama graduates • has a younger sister • avid fisherman. 


Year G/S Comp-Att
2014 5/0 4-4 24 0/0 12
2013 DNP -
2012 DNP - -  - -
2011 1/0 5-5 22 0/0 8
TOTALS 6/0 9-9

Passing Yards: 22 vs. Delaware State, 2011

Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Alpharetta
Major: Disaster Management
Experience: 3 Letters
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