A junior college prospect who will work out of the bullpen, giving the Golden Eagles depth as a short and middle reliever ... Also could be used as a situational pitcher late in the game ... Good competitor on the mound ... Throws three pitches for strikes, fastball, curve and change-up ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Bobby Sprowl at Shelton State Community College ... As a sophomore, he finished with a 4-6 record and a 4.60 ERA in 72.1 innings pitched and struck out 63 batters, while walking 38 ... Opponents hit .181 against him ... Named second-team all-region ... Posted a career-high 11 strikeouts against Alabama Southern on March 13 ... Helped lead Shelton State to a 31-28 record this past season and the Alabama Community College Conference Championship ... Helped lead Shelton State to an appearance in the conference championship as a freshman
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach John Cameron at Central Tuscaloosa High School ... As a senior, he finished 10-0, named the team's most valuable player and was the Tuscaloosa News 6A Player of the Year ... Helped lead Central Tuscaloosa to consecutive area championships as a junior and senior ... Selected to play in the Alabama East/West All-Star Game as a senior
Personal: Son of John and Becky Burns ... Majoring in sport administration ... Enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time ... Born Sept. 30, 1983.