Burnley, David2008 All Star East

David Burnley
Defensive Line
5’11" 290 lbs.
High School Coach: Dan Loria
High School, Class: Bloomfield Hills Lahser, A
College: Marian College, Indianapolis

David has been playing football since he was eight years old in Cleveland, Ohio. He played for a little league team called The Glennville A’s, the same little league team for which Ohio State’s former quarterback Troy Smith played. After moving to Michigan when he was nine, David played for the Clawson Mavericks until he was 11 and then went on to play for the Guardian Angels, a Catholic team in Clawson. He played for East Hills Middle School in 7th and 8th grade and led the team in tackles and sacks. In ninth grade David began playing for Lahser High School. He played freshman football for two games and was then moved up to junior varsity. Later in his freshman year, he moved up to varsity for the playoffs. In tenth grade he started as both offensive guard and defensive tackle. He was named All League Second Team and All North Honorable Mention. He also helped lead his team all the way to the state semi-finals. As a junior he was named All League, All North and was #23 on the 75 Best Players List in Michigan. In his senior year, he became his team’s captain. He was also named All League and All North (for the third time in a row), All Area Second Team, and All State Second Team.


David was also a part of Lahser’ s Power lifting team, for which he received gold medals in his freshman, sophomore and junior years. David will continue his football career at Marian College in Indianapolis.


David thanked, "God for blessing me with talent and the drive to succeed." He also thanked his parents "for always being there to support me and being good role models in my life." He thanked his Coach, Dan Loria and the Lahser football coaching staff, as well as Jenna and the Lahser trainers for keeping him "safe and healthy," and his fellow Lahser teammates for "a great four years."
 

Awards

All League 2nd Team, 05, 06 & 07
All North Honorable Mention, 2005
All North, 06 & 07
#23 Michigan Best Players List, 2006
All Area 2nd Team, 2007
All State Second Team, 2007



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