2012: Was the NCAA leader in tackles per game as a senior with an average of 13.08 stops per game ... had 90 solo hits during the season ... finished with 157 tackles to set a UAB single-season record ... also established a new Blazer mark for career tackles with 406 ... broke school record of 372 set by Zac Woodfin from 2001-04 ... named second-team All-Conference USA ... not only led Conference USA in tackles, but he led the way by 2.1 tackles per game ... in C-USA games only, he averaged 15.5 tackles compared to the second-highest mark of 11.2 ... set a school record and registered one of the top tackle totals in C-USA history vs. Tulane when he recorded 24 stops to break school mark of 21 set by Josh Evans in 1992 ... also had 17 tackles in back-to-back games vs. Houston and East Carolina ... had 15 tackles in season finale at UCF ... returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown in UAB win over Southeastern Louisiana.
2011: Was UAB starter in all 12 games and again was major cog on Blazers' defensive unit ... finished second on the team in tackles with 92, including 47 solos ... registered 4.5 tackles for loss with one sack ... had one interception (second of career) in game at Tulsa ... named to Butkus Award Watch List prior to season ... notched double-digit tackles in four games (Tulane, East Carolina, Houston and Florida Atlantic) ... season-high 11 stops against East Carolina and FAU ... recorded pair of tackles for loss and six total tackles in season opener at Florida.
2010: Started all 12 games for Blazers and emerged as one of top linebackers in Conference USA ... named honorable mention All-Conference USA ... recorded 114 tackles during season to lead team and rank No. 5 in league ... had 77 solo tackles ... registered double-digit tackles in four games (UCF, Southern Miss, Marshall and Rice) with season-high 20 stops against the Thundering Herd, tying for second-highest single-game total in UAB history ... had 17 tackles in season finale at Rice ... averaged 13 tackles in the final five games of the season as he registered 65 stops ... his 114 tackles were the most by a UAB linebacker since 2003 season (Zac Woodfin and Nigel Eldridge) ... recorded eight tackles for loss with a pair against Troy and Southern Miss ... had three sacks during season ... caused one fumble (Southern Miss) and also recovered one (Southern Miss) ... had one interception (vs. Memphis).
2009: Became a contributor to Blazer linebacking corps as a true freshman early in the season ... played in all 12 games and started two contests (Memphis and East Carolina) ... tied for No. 6 on the team in total tackles with 43, including 22 solo hits ... recorded tackles in all but one game during the season ... registered a season-high seven tackles in road game at Texas A&M ... also recorded six stops vs. Southern Miss and Memphis ... had five tackles vs. Marshall and in season finale against UCF ... had one forced fumble in win over Southern Miss.
High School: Played at Mississippi's South Panola High School, one of the nation's premier high school programs, for head coach Lance Pogue ... noted for his strong run-stopping ability ... was a three-year starter at linebacker for a South Panola program that had an 89-game winning streak snapped in the 2008 state championship game ... helped the Tigers to undefeated seasons and state titles in 2006 and 2007 along with a USA Today national ranking of No. 9 in 2007 ... named first-team all-state by the Clarion-Ledger in 2008 after tallying more than 100 tackles as a senior ... also selected to the 2008 MaxPreps All-State Team for Mississippi ... chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game ... made 91 tackles with seven sacks as a junior in 2007 on his way to second-team Class 5A All-State honors from MAC/MagnoliaPreps.com ... also ran the 200 meters on high school track team.
Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1990 at Batesville, Miss. ... son of Brenda and Marvin Burdette ... major is sociology.