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Richard Burney
Richard  Burney


Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Hickory HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265




Richard Burney - Tight End

All we do at practice is compete, compete, compete. @BurneyRichard on his development during Spring Ball.


Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

USATSI Photos from Virginia football vs. Pittsburgh - Saturday Oct. 28, 2017


Virginia 49, Central Michigan 35

The Cavaliers defeat Central Michigan, on September 24, 2016.


UVA Football at Pittsburgh

Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road

- Appeared in all 13 of UVA's games with three starts ... made all three starts at tight end ... moved to defensive end for the Military Bowl ... made his first collegiate start against Indiana ... caught second career pass at North Carolina for six yards ... caught his second career touchdown pass on a two-yard pass at Pitt ... made one tackle at defensive end against Navy in the Military Bowl ... it was a shared tackle for loss with Joey Blount. 2016 - Appeared in eight of UVA's 10 games ... injury suffered against then-No. 5 Louisville knocked him out for the rest of the season ... also saw time as the long snapper on punts ... scored two points against Central Michigan on a two-point conversion rush ... tallied his first career touchdown and reception on the same play at Duke in the ACC opener on a three-yard catch. 2015 -Appeared in three of UVA's 12 games ... made collegiate debut at Pitt on special teams ... missed the Georgia Tech, Miami, Louisville, Duke and Virginia Tech games with an injury.


Played tight end and defensive end at Hickory High School for head coach Jupiter Wilson ... rated a three-star recruit according to, and ... a two-star recruit by ... All-Conference 10 first-team honoree at tight end in 2013 and 2014 ... played in the 757 All-Star football game on the East team ... also can long snap ... all-region honoree ... named team MVP ... also was a thrower in track and a forward on the basketball team ... son of Richard and Laureen Burney ... has two older sisters, Shauntee Parker and Richelle Dandridge ... father Richard was a tight end and linebacker at Wisconsin from 1977-80 ... played AAU basketball from 2011-14 ... volunteer at the Jim O’Sullivan Football Camp ... major is American studies.



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