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Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Madison Prep Academy
Previous School

Veteran team leader who enters his fourth season with the Tigers … Vocal player who plays with tremendous confidence … Makes others around him better with his play and leadership … Flies to the football and is a ball hawk in the secondary … Tenacious hitter … Started all 13 games as safety for the Tigers in 2023, leading LSU in tackles with 93 … Enters 2024 season with 23 career starts – all at LSU … Played true freshman season at Georgia in 2020 … Missed time due to injuries in both 2021 and 2022 … Started first 5 games of the 2021 season before suffering a foot injury that sidelined him for remainder of year … Started first 3 games in 2022 before an injury sidelined him for 5 games … In college career, has appeared in 33 games (27 at LSU, 6 at Georgia) … 161 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2 interceptions … Majoring in sports administration.

Started all 13 games at safety for the Tigers … Led LSU in tackles with 93 … Added 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries …. Capped season with a career-best 14 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in win over Wisconsin in the ReliaQuest Bowl … Had 12 tackles in win over Arkansas and 11 at Ole Miss … Returned an interception 17 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown to seal LSU’s win over Missouri … Had a sack for a 3-yard loss in win over Mississippi State.

Appeared in 9 games with 5 starts … Started first 3 games of the season … Missed next 5 games due to an injury … Returned to action in LSU’s win over Alabama … Other starts came vs. Georgia and Purdue … Opened season with 8 tackles, including 2 for losses (-5 yards), against Florida State … Finished seasons strong with 8 tackles vs. Georgia in the SEC Championship Game and 6 vs. Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Had 5 tackles in SEC win over Mississippi State.

Took over as a starter in the secondary during fall camp … Started at safety in season-opener at UCLA and remained 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.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2020 at Georgia)
Appeared in six games and finished with 5 tackles … Saw action against Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, and Cincinnati) … Had season-best 3 tackles against Florida … Had 1 tackle against Arkansas and Tennessee.

Standout at Madison Prep Academy, coached by Landry Williams and Mike Roach … Selected to play in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game … composite four-star prospect … Ranked as the #11 safety, #180 nationally and the #5 recruit out of the state of Louisiana … 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 … 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: 14 vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Florida State, 2022
Sacks: 1 at Mississippi State, 2023
Interceptions: 1, 2x (Last: at Missouri, 2023; First: vs. Central Michigan, 2021)

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