|Major: Exercise Science|
|Date of birth:December 24, 1988|
|Place of birth: Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school: Fort Smith (AR) Northside|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
High school career
As a high school senior in 2006 at Northside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Burns accounted for 2,738 yards 36 touchdowns, rushing and passing. He was named All-State by the Arkansas Activities Association and was ranked as the nation's #8 "Dual-Threat" quarterback by Rivals.com. Burns was recruited heavily by Tommy Tuberville while he was the coach at Auburn and by Gus Malzahn while he was at Arkansas. Malzhan would later be his coach at Auburn and on Malzahn's coaching staff at Arkansas State.
Burns was a key part in Tommy Tuberville's Offense in 2007. In the 2007 Chic-fil-a Bowl, Burns ran for a 10 yard touchdown to win in OT and get a 23-20 win. After the game everybody expected Burns to be the starter in 2008, because 2007 was Brandon Cox's senior year. Burns started seven games at quarterback for the Tigers in 2008. He was moved to wide receiver prior to the 2009 season. Burns also ran the wildcat in the 2009-2010 season. Burns ran for a touchdown in the wildcat against Arkansas State; Auburn won the game 56-26. Against Ole Miss, Burns was in the wildcat and threw a touchdown pass to Cam Newton. Burns also had a key reception in the National Championship against Oregon. Newton found Burns on a long 35 yard touchdown pass, where Burns put Auburn up 7-0 which led to Auburn's win 22-19.
Gus Malzahn was hired to be the Auburn head coach after Auburn went 3-9 (0-8), the worst since a 3-8 1998 season. He will return to his Alma Mater with Malzahn to help him coach.