Oct. 28, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB senior linebacker Marvin Burdette is leading the country in tackles after his record-breaking performance in Saturday's game against Tulane.
Burdette, from Batesville, Miss., registered 24 tackles against the Green Wave and increased his season average to 13.0 stops per game. Burdette has 104 total tackles on the season through eight games.
Burdette's 24 tackles at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Saturday set a UAB single-game record and were only two off the Conference USA mark. They also represent the second-highest total in a game this season by any player nationally.
In the past three games, Burdette has a combined 58 tackles, recording totals of 17, 17 and 24 against Houston, East Carolina and Tulane, respectively. He is averaging 17.8 tackles in four conference games this season.
The 5-11, 225-pound Burdette ranks No. 2 all-time at UAB in tackles with 353. He only needs 19 tackles to equal the school record of 372 set by Zac Woodfin from 2001-04.