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Position
Safety
Height
6'2
Weight
187
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Madison Prep Academy
Previous School
Georgia
Experience
1L

Only a sophomore, serves as a leader in the secondary for the Tigers … Made an immediate impact in his first year at LSU in 2021 after transferring from Georgia … A ball hawk in the defensive backfield … Started first 5 games of the 2021 season before suffering a foot injury that sidelined him for remainder of season … Back at full strength and will compete for a starting job in the fall … In college career, has appeared in 11 games (6 at Georgia in 2020, 5 at LSU in 2021).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Took over as a starter in the secondary during fall camp … Started at safety in season-opener at UCLA and remainder there for first 5 games of season … Did not play again after suffering foot injury against Auburn … In 5 games, recorded 25 tackles and an interception … Had career-best 9 tackles in win over Mississippi State … First career interception came in win over Central Michigan … Opened season with 5 tackles at UCLA and followed that with 6 tackles against Central Michigan … Had a pair of tackles and broke up a pass vs. Auburn.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2020) at Georgia
Appeared in six games and finished with five tackles … Saw action against Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, and Cincinnati) … Had season-best three tackles against Florida … Had one tackle against Arkansas and Tennessee.

HIGH SCHOOL
Standout at Madison Prep Academy, coached by Landry Williams and Mike Roach … Selected to play in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game … 247Sports.com composite four-star prospect … Ranked as the #11 safety, #180 nationally and the #5 recruit out of the state of Louisiana … ESPN.com four-star recruit, ranked as the #6 cornerback, the #79 prospect nationally and the #4 recruit out of the state of Louisiana … PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, All-American, #17 SAF, #213 prospect nationally … Rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #238 nationally and #10 in Louisiana … Played defensive back, wide receiver and spent some time at quarterback at Madison Prep, which had a 12-2 overall record in 2019 … Helped the Chargers reach the second round of the 2019 LHSAA Class 3A playoffs, notching a 75-yard interception return for a TD, three TD passes and four catches for 32 yards in second round setback … Made nine tackles and a sack, as well as a pair of receptions in a nationally-televised ESPNU game against Parkview Baptist … As a junior, he hauled in five TD passes at receiver, and had 47 tackles, eight pass breakups and five tackles for loss on defense.

Major Burns’ Career Highs
Tackles: 9 vs. Mississippi State, 2021
Tackles for loss: 0
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 1 vs. Central Michigan, 2021

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