Kodi Burns

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Kodi Burns
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Wide receivers coach
Biographical details
Born (1988-12-24) December 24, 1988 (age 28)
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Playing career
2007–2010 Auburn
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2012 Arkansas State (GA)
2013 Auburn (GA)
2014 Samford (RB)
2015 Middle Tennessee (WR)
2016 Arizona State (RB)
2016–Present Auburn (WR)
Accomplishments and honors

Playing Career Accoplishments

Kodi Burns (born December 24, 1988)[1] is an American football coach at Auburn University where he played college football first as a quarterback and later as a wide receiver.

High school career[edit]

As a high school senior in 2007 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.[2] 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.

College career[edit]

Burns was a key part in Tommy Tuberville's Offense in 2007. In the 2007 Chick-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.[3] 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.

Besides his contributions on the field as a player, Kodi contributed with his character. Having lost the starting QB job after putting so much time and effort into it, he did not let that stop him. He accepted his move to wide receiver with dignity and grace. At wide receiver Kodi became a clutch possession performer and his leadership helped Auburn weather a tough 2010 National Championship campaign.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2012, Kodi Burns joined Gus Malzahn's staff at Arkansas State as an offensive graduate assistant.[5]

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. Burns returned to his Alma Mater as a graduate assistant on Malzahn's staff.

On May 12, 2014, it was announced that Burns would coach running backs at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama

On February 10, 2015, Burns was hired as the wide receivers coach at Middle Tennessee State University

On January 4, 2016, it was announced Burns will be coaching the running backs at Arizona State University[6]

On February 15, 2016 it, was announced that Burns had been hired on as Gus Malzahn's WR coach at Auburn University, replacing Dameyune Craig nearly 24 hours after Craig's official departure to Louisiana State University (LSU).


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