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2005 Football Roster


Dennis Burke

Class: Sr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 242 pounds
Previous School: Sprayberry
Hometown: Marietta, GA

2005: Started six of eight games before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Louisiana-Monroe ... Finished eighth on the team with 36 tackles while also tallying three tackles for loss, an interception, and a pass breakup ... Collected five solo stops against North Texas ... Had a season-high eight tackles against Akron, including seven solo stops ... Registered six tackles in the win over Vanderbilt ... Came up with his third career interception on FAU's first offensive play of the game and went on to record two tackles ... Enjoyed a solid game against ULL at home with nine tackles to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup on a fourth down play ... Did not start against Arkansas State due to an injury but played and came away with three tackles ... Had one tackle against Louisiana-Monroe before going down with a knee injury in the first half ... Missed the remainder of the season ... One of three players to earn the inaugural Thunderbolt award (toughness) following spring practice.

2004: Started 10 of 11 contests, ranking third on squad with 56 total tackles including 5.5 for loss, one sack, an interception, and two pass breakups ... Drew start in opener at Akron, collecting four tackles and one pass breakup ... Registered six tackles including 0.5 for loss versus Florida Atlantic ... Collected eight tackles and one pass breakup at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had pair of stops at North Texas ... Made four tackles including one sack against Arkansas State ... Registered season-high nine tackles including 1.5 for loss at New Mexico State ... Recorded seven tackles with one TFL and an interception versus Louisiana-Monroe ... Also had seven stops in finale at Troy.

2003: Played in 10 games and started seven times ... Was fourth on the team in tackles with 57 to go along with 6.5 tackles for loss, an interception, and a fumble recovery ... Registered just one tackle against FAU ... Started at Georgia and had one stop ... Did not play at Clemson and Missouri due to an injury ... Came back against Temple and collected two tackles ... Started at linebacker and turned in eight tackles against NMSU, including 1.5 tackles for loss of three yards ... Had nine tackles, including a personal best three for loss of yards at Idaho ... Finished with five stops and a TFL versus North Texas, while also having the same numbers at Utah State the following week ... Added nine tackles in the win over Troy State to go along with a fumble recovery that he returned 29 yards ... Collected a career-best 11 stops against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had six tackles and an interception against Arkansas State ... He returned his pick 27 yards.

2002: Competed in all 12 games as a true freshman, but saw most of his action on special teams ... Collected nine total tackles, including a season-high four against Louisiana-Monroe ... Added single tackles versus Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Utah State ... Returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown against Utah State ... Was voted co-Special Teams Player of the Game against Vanderbilt.

High School: Selected first team all-county at Sprayberry High School after registering 110 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... Reached "Full Metal Jacket" status (one of only two players on team) in the weight room, which represents the program's highest level of weight training ... Played for coach Johnny Caldwell.

Personal: Parents: Denny and Carolyn Burke ... Born: 12/24/83 ... Major: Mass Communication.



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