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Denzel Burrell
Denzel Burrell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Orange, N.J.

High School:
Columbia H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 224

Position:
LB



AT VIRGINIA: 2006--Appeared in season opener at Pittsburgh and home opener vs. Wyoming ... played primarily as a nickel back on passing situations ... missed the final 10 games of the season due to a knee injury. 2005-Was in uniform for all six home games and the Music City Bowl, but did not appear in a game and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tough, hard-hitting linebacker for coach Chuck Keegan at Columbia HS ... 3-star player according to Scout.com ... rated as the 46th-best linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... No. 68 on Scout.com's East Hot 100 list ... listed as the No. 15 player in New Jersey by Scout.com and No. 30 by SuperPrep ... New Jersey Coaches Association Super 100 ... third-team All-State, second-team All-Conference, first-team All-County and first-team All-Area defensive lineman as a senior when he finished with 79 tackles, eight sacks and 26 quarterback hurries ... team captain ... selected as team's Most Valuable Player and best defensive lineman for the second year in a row ... made 75 tackles, including 23 for loss and 10 sacks as a junior when he earned first-team all-area, All-Conference, and All-County honors ... also played tight end and punter ... played baseball and was named the team's most improved player.

PERSONAL: Denzel Louis Burrell ... born 11-24-87 in Newark, N.J. ... son of Doris and Louis Burrell ... has a younger brother, Eric.