2009 -- Appeared in 13 games with six starts ... Had five rushing TD's ... All five rushing TDs came from 1-yard out ... In multi-purpose role, rushed for 23 yards with a TD and was 0-for-1 passing in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... TD came on 1-yard run and gave AU a 10-7 lead ... Set career best with three rushing TDs and four total TDs in victory over Mississippi State ... All three rushing scores came from 1-yard out ... Also had a 13-yard TD pass ... Became first AU player to account for four TDs since 2003 when RB Carnell Williams rushed for six scores vs. Mississippi State ... Rushed for 10 yards on seven carries and caught one pass for 8 yards vs. West Virginia ... Rushed one time for 2 yards against Ball State before leaving game with injury ... Hit 1-of-3 passes for 17 yards and rushed five times for 16 yards in victory over Tennessee ... Only pass completion vs. UT was to Terrell Zachery to set up AU field goal ... Held to 7 yards rushing on two carries and 0-for-1 on pass attempts vs. Arkansas ... Against Kentucky, started at WR and totaled 52 yards total offense ... Rushed six times for 37 yards and completed only pass attempt for 15 yards vs. UK ... Rushed for 17 yards on six carries vs. LSU ... Returned to play vs. LSU after having two teeth broken in first quarter ... Against Ole Miss, threw a 14-yard TD pass to Tommy Trott to give Tigers 17-7 third-quarter lead ... Also caught one pass for 8 yards to give AU first down ... Started, but saw limited playing time vs. Furman ... Against Georgia, hauled in first career TD catch for Auburn's first score of game ... TD grab was from 5 yards out and was only catch of game ... Also rushed for 10 yards on three carries vs. Bulldogs ... Netted 5 yards rushing on two carries vs. Alabama ... Against Northwestern in Outback Bowl, caught one pass for 23 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run ... The 23-yard catch was career-long.
2008 -- Played in 10 games with seven starts ... Finished ninth in SEC in total offense (146.1) per game and 10th in passing yards (105.0) per game ... Started season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... For the season, finished with 1,050 yards passing and two touchdowns ... Completed 94-of-179 pass attempts for a 52.5 completion percentage ... Was second on team in rushing vs. ULM with 69 yards on six carries (11.5 avg./c) before leaving game with lower leg injury in third quarter ... Saw limited action vs. Southern Miss due to injury ... Had a 1-yard touchdown run vs. the Golden Eagles in the third quarter ... Hit 4-of-6 passes for 36 yards, including crucial third down conversion of 10 yards on third down to seal victory vs. Tennessee ... Also rushed eight times for 16 yards vs. Vols ... Threw for 28 yards on 2-of-6 passing with a long of 24 yards to Mario Fannin against Vanderbilt ... Started vs. Arkansas, completing 7-of-18 passes for a career-high 119 yards ... Also rushed for a team-high 38 yards on 15 rushing attempts with a TD (3-yard run) ... Took every snap at QB against West Virginia, throwing for a career-highs in completions (13) and attempts (21) ... Had one TD and one pick with 111 yards vs. WVA ... Threw first TD pass of season vs. WVA, a 16-yard screen pass to Brad Lester ... Also rushed for 82 yards on 15 carries vs. WVA with a 9-yard run ... First multi-TD game since Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson (one rush/one pass TD) ... Set career-highs in pass attempts, completions and yards vs. Ole Miss, going 27-of-43 for 319 yards ... Also rushed for 21 yards on nine carries vs. Rebels ... His 27 completions were three short of total completions for the season (30) and his 319 yards were 10 more than his season total (309) entering the game ... Set a career-high with 158 rushing yards on 13 carries vs. UT Martin ... Had TD runs of 31 and 58 yards vs. Skyhawks ... The 158 yards was the most by an AU QB since Phil Gargis rushed for 160 yards on 24 carries vs. UGA in 1974 ... It is also the most in the SEC since UF QB Tim Tebow rushed for 166 yards vs. Ole Miss in 2007 ... Also vs. UT Martin, Burns hit 12-of-20 pass attempts for 130 yards, marking the third straight game with at least a 60 percent completion percentage ... Against Georgia, threw for 179 yards on 16-of-30 passing with one TD ... Also ran for 28 yards on 14 carries vs. UGA ... Against Alabama, threw for 113 yards on 9-of-23 passing.
SPRING 2008 -- Received the Offensive MVP Award for A-Day after completing 14-of-21 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown.
2007 -- Saw action in nine games ... Made collegiate debut against Mississippi State, rushing for 87 yards on 22 attempts, including a 1-yard touchdown sneak ... Also was 8-for-12 for 65 yards and one interception against the Bulldogs ... Made first career start against New Mexico State, completing 1-of-5 passes including a 58-yard TD strike to Rod Smith in the first quarter ... Was the first Auburn true freshman quarterback to start in a game since Gabe Gross in 1998 ... Was first-ever true freshman quarterback to start under Tommy Tuberville during his 13-year career as a head coach ... Start against New Mexico State marked the earliest in a season (fourth game) that an Auburn true freshman QB started ... Scored Auburn's first touchdown, a 6-yard run, in the first quarter of Auburn's win at Florida ... Did not attempt a pass, while gaining 5 yards on three carries against the Gators ... Gained 4 yards on three rushing attempts and 0-for-1 passing against Vanderbilt ... Took two snaps at Arkansas, rushing for 1 yard on one carry ... One snap against LSU, rushing for 1 yard ... One rush for five yards against Ole Miss... Led Auburn in rushing with 69 yards and one touchdown and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Darrell Henry ... Threw for 1,903 yards and 23 TD's as a senior, while rushing for 835 yards and 13 TD's ... Totaled 6,020 yards passing and 65 touchdowns in three years as a starting quarterback ... Named to the Rivals 250 ... Ranked as the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the country and the No. 3 overall recruit in Arkansas by Rivals.com ... Ranked 16th among quarterbacks by Espn.com ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 and the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team in 2006 ... Selected as a Prepstar All-American recruit ... No. 42 in the Scout Hot 100 ... Named All-State by the Arkansas High School Athletic Association and All Northwest Arkansas by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette ... Ranked 40th in the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl after completing his senior season.
PERSONAL -- Born Dec. 24, 1988 ... Son of Kim and Dazzle Burns ... Major: Exercise Science.
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