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January 23, 2010

Meet Devin Burns

This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Devin Burns
Birthdate: Sept. 1, 1992
Birthplace: Orlando, Fla.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Height: 6’3
Weight: 187
Position: Quarterback

High School: Carver High School in Columbus, Ga.
Senior statistics: 123 of 179 for 1,795 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. 541 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 76 carries
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 80 player in Georgia. -- Three stars, No. 55 quarterback. -- Three stars, No. 69 athlete, 77 rating.
Bench max: 230
40-yard dash: 4.49
Runner-up: Georgia
Other schools considered: Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Mississippi State
Favorite NFL player: Michael Vick
Favorite NFL team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, Gucci Mane
Favorite book: The “Harry Potter” series
Favorite movie: “Friday”
Favorite TV show: “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
Favorite food: Sweet potato casserole
Favorite high school class: English
Favorite thing about College Park: “The city itself.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: “Video games, I like to bowl in my free time, chill with friends, text.”
Intended major: Business, marketing
Something that not many people know about you: “I like cars -- fixing and working on cars.”
Best football moment: “It was my sophomore year back in Texas. I was playing receiver and I caught the game-tying touchdown pass with four seconds left on the clock.”
Role model: “My role model would probably be my dad. He grew up playing football through high school and college. I try to model [my life after] some things he does with his family and tries to do in life. He’s teaching me how to be a man.”
Why Maryland? “They have one of the best business schools in the nation. That definitely caught my eye ... because business is my major. Along with that, I felt love from the coaches and all the players on the team. They’re like another family. They’re all like brothers. Just the whole environment up there [is great] and it’s close to everything.”

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:38 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Meet the recruit


wow 69% passing completion rate as a senoir thats very impressive. i believe he will stay at Qb and challenge Tyle Smith and Brown and o'Brien for the QB job in 2 years.

and running a 4.49/40 that's cherry on the top too.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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