Made eight starts at third base...hit .316 for the season...made 35 appearances...tallied 12 RBI on just 18 hits...went on four-game hitting streak..two multiple RBI games.
Saw action at designated hitter, third base and first base ? hit .351 in February ? completed season with five multi-hit games and 25 for his career along with five multi-bases-on-balls games ? hit .571 (4-7) in NCAA Regional ? drove in game-tying run vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee on pinch hit single ? drove in game-tying RBI with two-RBI single at TCU ? went 2-4 with double and four RBI vs. UT-Pan American ? hit home run and went 2-3 with two RBI vs. his former team UCLA ? transferred to Texas Tech from UCLA following freshman redshirt season ? went 2-4 with two runs and RBI at Southern California ? named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Ranked among nation's leaders in doubles per game all season ... had 20-game hitting streak this season, the second longest-ever for a freshman at Texas Tech ... emerged as Red Raiders' designated hitter after transferring from UCLA in December ... hit .389 in March ... batted .370 vs. ranked teams ... went 4-9 with three doubles and RBI in two games vs. Texas A&M ... went 4-10 with three RBI, two runs scored and a double vs. Texas ... went 3-5 with two RBI vs. TCU ... went 3-5 with four RBI and run vs. Baylor ... finished 3-3 with two walks, double and two runs vs. New Mexico Highlands ... finished 4-9 with four runs and RBI in series vs. Oklahoma ... went 5-12 with four runs and four RBI in series vs. Kansas State ... banged out career-high four hits (4-5 performance) and scored two runs, driving in one in Big 12 Tournament win vs. Baylor ... had nine-game hitting streak toward end of season ... went 3-4 with four RBI vs. Baylor.
1997 at UCLA
Redshirted campaign for the Bruins ... played infield and caught during the season for head coach Gary Adams.
A 1996 graduate of Tustin High School in Orange, Calif. where he was a two-year baseball letterman for Tim O'Donoghue ... earned All-League honors as an infielder during both his junior and senior seasons ... batted .319, scored 21 runs and drove in 23 RBI as senior ... selected most inspirational player for Tustin as a junior and senior ... participated in and made the all-tournament team for the National/Multi-State Sunbelt Classic Series held in Oklahoma in June of 1996 and batted .542 ... played in the Kansas City Royals Scout League in the fall of 1994 and 1995 and batted over .500 each year ... received the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Student-Athlete Award for displaying courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership.
Born Brennan Christopher Burns on April 1, 1978 in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... son of Peter and Diane Burns of Orange, Calif. ... has younger brother Brian ... uncle, Whip Walton, played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants between 1977 and 1983 ... favorite player is the San Francisco Giants' Matt Williams ? favorite MLB team is the San Francisco Giants ... favorite sport other than baseball is surfing ... can be seen playing hacky sack before games ... nickname is "Burnsy" ... career objective other than baseball is to become a doctor ... fan favorite for his celebratory antics at Dan Law Field and has a cheering section of around 15-20 people holding signs and screaming his name at Texas Tech home games.