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#44 Sam Burkhalter
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 214
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Blessed Trinity
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AT GEORGIA STATE: Member of Georgia State's inaugural team in 2010 but was forced to give up football in 2011 due to injuries ... Had moved to inside linebacker after lettering at running back in 2010 ... Adapted well to the linebacker position and looked to be a strong contributor ... Grabbed an interception in the Blue-White Scrimmage and returned it 25 yards ... Has excellent speed ... Member of 2009 signing class ... Made the Dean's List for the fall 2009 and then the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2010.2010: Part of a four-man rotation at running back ... Rushed for 101 yards on 33 carries with one touchdown ... Also caught five passes for 23 yards and a score.

 

Enjoyed his most productive game against Savannah State, when he rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run while also catching a nine-yard scoring pass ... Longest run of the season came in that game on a 19-yard jaunt ... Added 29 yards on just three carries in the GSU's inaugural game against Shorter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection in Class AA by the Atlanta Journal-Constiution ... Rushed for 1,662 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... Helped Blessed Trinity to a 7-3 mark in 2008 ... Named Back of the Week by the Atlanta Touchdown Club for his performance against Buford ... Played in the GACA North-South All-Star Game at the Georgia Dome in December 2008 ... Played for coach Ricky Turner ...

PERSONAL: Full name is Samuel Cook Burkhalter ... Son of Mark and Gina Burkhalter ... Born May 10, 1990.

 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2010

 Att

Yards

  TD

  LP

Rec Yards

 TD

 LP

Touchdowns

Shorter

3

29

0

16

0

0

0

0

 

Lambuth

4

4

0

4

0

0

0

0

 

Jacksonville St.

1

6

0

6

1

-10

0

0

 

Campbell

1

-2

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Morehead St.

4

4

0

9

0

0

0

0

 

Savannah St.

11

53

1

19

2

20

1

11

9Rec, 1Rush 

N.C. Central

3

6

0

7

0

0

0

0

 

Old Dominion

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

4

 

South Alabama

0

0

0

0

1

9

0

9

 

Lamar

2

3

0

3

0

0

0

9

 

Alabama

3

-2

0

1

 0

0

0

0

 

CAREER STATISTICS *

Year

  G

  Att

Yards

 TD

 LP

Rec

Yards

 TD

 LP

2010

11

33

101

1

19

5

23

1

11

* Redshirted in 2009

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