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Travis Burks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ellenwood, Ga.

High School:
Union Grove

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
07/11/1988

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communications

Travis Burks

TULANE: A three-year letterwinner who has played in 34 career games with four starts and has 68 tackles (42 solo), including 5.5 stops for lost yardage, two sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions, one hurry and one pass breakup... a rare dual threat at linebacker and kick returner for the Green Wave... begins fall camp as the starter at weak-side linebacker.

2008 (JUNIOR): Started four of 11 games at linebacker and also returned kicks... accounted for 40 tackles (20 solo), including 4.5 stops for lost yardage, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble... recorded his first career interception at LSU and returned the pick 43 yards for a touchdown... added his second pick a week later with 31-yard return at Houston... finished with a career-best eight stops at Houston and six tackles against UAB... did not play against UTEP... led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 412 yards (20.6) and logged his longest career return of 33 yards vs. UAB...

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Made the move from defensive back to linebacker during the 2007 spring season and played in 11 games... registered 20 tackles (16 solo), including one stop for minus three yards... produced five solo tackles at SMU and posted five total tackles, including four solo stops vs. UTEP... recovered an on-side kick which led to a touchdown vs. Tulsa...

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games and notched eight tackles (six solo) as a defensive back... in the Tulsa game, returned three kickoffs for 45 yards with a long of 17 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter and first team all-region player as a safety and named to the second team all-region squad as a wide receiver... named to the 2005 all-state team at receiver and was an honorable mention choice at quarterback... earned first team all-county and all-area honors... was an all-region choice on both offense and defense as a junior... as a senior, was credited with 35 tackles, six interceptions and 10 pass break-ups... returned three of his INTs for scores... on offense, made 30 catches for 650 yards (21.7 avg.) with 12 receiving TDs... totaled 1,500 all-purpose yards as a junior after compiling 900 all-purpose yards his sophomore season... added 40 tackles with eight pass break-ups as a sophomore... also lettered in track and field... was a member of the Student Council who is listed in "Who's Who Among America's Top High School Students."

PERSONAL: A communication major... born Travis Marcel Burks on July 11, 1988, in Annapolis, Md.... one of two children of Travis and LaTonia Burks... named to the 2007 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and to Tulane's 3.0 Club.

BURK'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year	G/GS	UT-AT-TT	TFL	Sacks	FF/FR	QH	PD	Int
2006	12/0	6-2-8	        0	0-0	0/0	0	0	0-0
2007	11/0	16-4-20	        1-3	0-0	0/0	0	0	0-0
2008	11/4	20-20-40	4.5-19	2-16	1/0	1	1	2-74
Career	34/4	42-26-68	5.5-22	2-16	1/0	1	1	2-74

BURKS' CAREER RETURN STATS Year G/GS KOR-Yds Avg. TD Long 2006 12/0 3-45 15.0 0 17 2007 11/0 0-0 0.0 0 0 2008 11/4 20-412 20.6 0 33 Career 34/4 23-457 19.9 0 33

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