JUNIOR Season (2008)
Played in 12 games for the Herd and started seven...recorded 30 tackles...had a season high five tackles against Memphis and UCF.
SOPHOMORE Season (2007)
Started eight games along the defensive front and saw action in nine contests...entered the season as a backup, but several injuries up front thrust him into a major role...recorded 22 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss...responsible for six solo stops...recorded a career-high eight tackles against Southern Miss on Oct. 21.
R-FRESHMAN Season (2006)
Reserve lineman, saw limited playing time.
FRESHMAN Season (2005)
Redshirted, did not play.
A standout defensive lineman at Captial High...A first-team Class AAA all-state selection and West Virginia's Hunt Award winner as state high school lineman of the year...A first team all MSAC pick and North-South All-Star.
An invited walk-on who has earned a scholarship...a finance major...son of Bathsheba and James Burkes, Sr...born on May 20, 1987.