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Elijah Burkins 11

Elijah  Burkins


Port Arthur, TX

High School:
Jefferson HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 179



1999: Received medical redshirt ... Played in first three games before injuring right ankle ... Rushed for 30 yards on 16 carries ... Had 17 yards on three carries against UNLV ... Also caught two passes for 55 yards ... Had a 46-yard reception in season opener at Boston College.

1998: Featured as a kick returner and as a designated scorer on goal-line plays ... Played in every game ... Returned 23 kickoffs for 462 yards, an average of 20.1 yards per return ... Carried 33 times for 86 yards and five touchdowns ... Those five touchdowns were a team high in that category ... Also caught two passes for seven yards ... Scored on a five-yard sweep at Oklahoma State ... Got his first career start against Kansas State ... Scored on a three-yard sweep at Texas ... Scored on a one-yard sweep against Texas A&M ... Scored on a two-yard dash to the sideline at Texas Tech ... Had a 38-yard kickoff return late in the third quarter against NC State to set up Baylor?s decisive touchdown ... Scored on a two-yard sweep before halftime against NC State for a 26-0 lead.

1997: Baylor?s third-leading rusher, averaging 27.3 yards a game ... Also third in all-purpose yardage at 53.5 per game ... Recorded the longest kickoff return of the season for Baylor with a 39-yarder against Miami ... Rushed for his season high of 72 yards against Texas ... Rushed for a one-yard touchdown in that game ... Had a season-long rush of 21 yards against Iowa State and 60 yards for the game ... Second on the team with 10 kick returns for 201 yards ... Has a slashing style and shows good strength for his size ... Over previous year kept his weight the same but dropped body fat percentage from 9.9 to 4.9 percent.

1996: Expected to redshirt but saw playing time when tailback corps dwindled due to injuries ... Finished as team?s No. 2 rusher ... Played in 10 games and gained 393 yards on 82 carries, an average of 4.8 per carry ... Scored three TDs ... Caught two passes for six yards ... Stole the show against Iowa State, carrying 21 times for 142 yards, including a 24-yard burst up middle for a score ... Had another good effort versus Missouri, gaining 72 yards on 18 carries with a TD.

High School: Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, Texas ... Rushed for 1,866 yards and 29 touchdowns in just 10 games as a senior ... Returned two kickoffs, one for 89 yards and a TD ... As a junior gained 1,176 yards and scored 15 TDs on 180 carries ... Also caught six passes for 159 yards and one TD as a junior ... Broke city rushing records held by Port Arthur legend Joe Washington ... Parade All-American ... Scholastic Coach All-American ... Max Emfinger National Bluechip All-American ... Listed as one of the top six speed running backs in the country by Emfinger ... National Recruiting Advisor All-American ... Ranked No. 44 in Texas by Super Prep ... No. 54 player in country according to National Recruiting Advisor ... Dallas Morning News National Top 100 as running back and state top 100 as both a running back and defensive back ... No. 4 player in Texas according to Austin American-Statesman ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram national and state top 100 pick ... Waco Tribune-Herald state top 30 ... San Antonio Express-News Super 60 for Texas ... Houston Chronicle top 100 in Texas ... District 22-5A MVP ... Honor roll student.

Personal:: Elijah Burkins ... Born Jan. 15, 1977 ... Son of Henry Chaney and Patricia Burkins ... Majoring in sociology.

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