Height /Weight: 6-5 / 215
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Alpharetta HS
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • will play key role as backup as Trent Hurley, Tim Donnelly and potentially injured Travis Sasek battle for the starting spot • outstanding passer with great size and agility • has quick release and great touch on throws to go with his strong arm • one of the team's tallest players at 6-5 • was solid in spring game, completing 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to tight end Matt Rodriguez to open the scoring • can also hold on placements • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement.
2011 Season: 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 • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2010 Season: 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 under Keeler.
High School: 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 Rivals.com NUC Combine in Atlanta on March 8, 2009 and at Rivals.com Ultimate 100 Combine for the Southeast Region on June 21, 2009 • rated as a top five quarterback at the Rivals.com Ultimate 100 National Top Prospect Camp on July 24, 2009 • involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes • was recruited by several NCAA FBS programs.
Personal: Justin Michael Burns • .criminal justice major at Delaware • career objective is to work in U.S. Military Special Forces and the FBI • 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.