2002: Finished third on the team with 39 receptions for 549 yards and three touchdowns?made two of the team?s longest touchdown receptions with 82-yard and 66-yard scores?caught seven passes for 70 yards in Fordham game?returned two kicks for 46 yards?finished sixth on the team in scoring with 18 points?secured third varsity letter.
2001: Gained his second varsity letter after playing in only the first half of the season due to a fractured wrist...eighth on the team in both receiving yards and all-purpose yards, with a total of 238 yards...ranked third among Leopard leaders in kick returns, with six returns for a total of 100 yards and a season-long of 44 yards in the Pennsylvania game...tallied 11 receptions for 138 yards, improving his previous career-best by three yards for 54 yards receiving on three catches in the Bucknell game.
2000: Made an immediate impact for the Leopards at split end...finished second on the squad with 34 receptions...made a season-high seven catches for 49 yards at Columbia...also had a career-best 51 yards receiving on three catches at Bucknell...his performance earned him the team's Co-Rookie of the Year award from the coaching staff.
AT UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL: Excelled on the gridiron, leading the squad in receptions...a strong performer in the classroom as well as on the playing field, he received numerous scholar-athlete awards.
AT MEMPHIS EAST HIGH SCHOOL: The 1999 Tennessee Scholar-Athlete of the Year, he earned three varsity letters with the football team and two with the track and field team...averaged 21.7 yards per reception and scored 14 touchdowns in his career...also saw time at defensive back and as a return specialist, recording 11 career interceptions and averaging 31.2 yards per punt return...earned All-State honors as both a receiver and a defensive back, as well as being named to the first-team Tennessee All-Star and All-Memphis squads...the recipient of the Ryan-Knight All-City Academic Excellence Award...also helped the track and field squad capture first-place finishes in the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays at the Memphis sectionals.
PERSONAL: Engineering major...son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lee Burkes...born 8/17/81.
RECEIVING Year G/GS Rec. Yds. TD Lg. Yds./Rec. Yds./Game 2000 11/0 34 274 0 32 8.1 24.9 2001 5/0 11 138 0 47 12.5 27.6 2002 12/12 39 549 3 82 14.0 45.8 Totals 28/12 84 961 3 82 11.4 34.3