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29 Ryan Burns
Ryan  Burns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Montgomery Bell Academy/Hotchkiss

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
M/A

WORTH NOTING: A very forceful athlete and a hard worker ... good athlete who needs experience but has an encouraging future.

HIGH SCHOOL: Spent a postgrad year at Hotchkiss where he started on the lacrosse and football teams ... first-team All Western New England midfielder ... All Founder's League Midfield Award ... all-league fullback ... received the George Goss Award which is presented to the student who has contributed the most to the Hotchkiss football team through his spirit, effort, and attitude ... three-sport letterman at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy ... started for four years in lacrosse where one of his coaches was former UVa defenseman John Harvey ... All-American as a junior ... two-time first-team all-state ... captain and offensive MVP as a senior ... starting running back for former NFL quarterback Jeff Rutledge on the football team that won two state championships ... was a sprinter on the track team as a senior when he joined the team after lacrosse season ... qualified for the state championships in the 100m and 200m ... recipient of the Frances E. Carter, Jr., Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity as a senior ... active in the Service Club, working with Special Olympics and volunteering in the community.

PERSONAL: Son of Barbara and Greg Burns ... born 6-18-86 in Nashville, Tenn. ... has a younger sister, Jillian ... enjoys hunting, fly fishing and snowboarding.

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