By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Burney started the team’s first five games, according to the Cavaliers. However, he missed this past Saturday’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
He was the team’s starting left defensive end. The redshirt senior may be replaced by freshman Nusi Malani, who is listed behind Burney in the depth chart, according to Our Lads.
In five games, Burney has had 16 tackles. He’s also had 4.0 tackles for a loss and two sacks. He also had one pass deflection.
The converted tight end has been apart of the Cavaliers team since the 2015 season. He did not play in 2015, then saw action in one game in 2016 as a tight end.
He also spent his sophomore season as a tight end in 2017 when he appeared in three games.
Following the 2017 season, head coach Bronco Mendenhall switched Burney to a defensive end.
Since making the switch to defensive end, he’s appeared in 19 games. He played in a collegiate-high 11 games during the 2019 season.
Burney has had 47 tackles, including 9.0 tackles for a loss, and 3.0 sacks since making the switch to the defensive side of the ball. He also has one forced fumble and two pass deflections.
He played in 46 games for the Cavaliers.
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