2008 JUNIOR SEASON
Played in 12 games primarily as the deep snapper ... instrumental in guiding the emergence of Matt Williams who joined the team midway through the season after winning a field goal kicking contest ... helped punt return defense hold opponents to 11.9 yards per return.
2007 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Once again a deadly accurate snapper ... instrumental in PK Alex Trlica's ascent as the NCAA's all-time PAT kicker ... provided solid presence in the middle on PAT, field goal and punting units ... helped lead the punt return defense, limiting opponents to a mere 6.7 yards per return ... had two special teams tackles in win over Oklahoma ... also had a stop at Texas.
2006 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
A steady, dependable player who enjoyed his first season at the epicenter of the Red Raiders' special teams functions ... integral part of three units that had just one kick blocked during the 13-game season ... has three more years to contribute after taking a redshirt in 2005 ... noted for being a perfectionist with a strong work ethic towards his craft.
2005 FRESHMAN SEASON
MIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Midland High School in Midland, Texas ... most outstanding defensive lineman ... all-district first team and honorable mention all-state ... all-district first team in baseball ... three-time city MVP ... High School Coach: Craig Yenzer.
Austin Burns ... born May 1, 1986, in Midland, Texas ... son of Denise and Bobby Burns ... mother graduated from Tech and father played baseball at Baylor.