In the first extensive playing time of his career, Burns started at nickel back in nine of 12 games ... had a career-high nine tackles twice -- vs. Ole Miss and Auburn ... also had eight stops vs. Rice ... No. 7 on the team with 56 tackles, including 30 solo stops ... also posted one PBU, two forced fumbles and two QB hurries.
Saw action in nine games … had two tackles, including a solo stop.
Did not see any action.
Earned 4-5A First Team All-District honors as a senior at Arlington Martin after making 69 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 PBU, and 2 forced fumbles in 2010 … posted 102 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INTs and a fumble recovery as a junior … rated the No. 3 Safety in Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football … named PrepStar All-Region and SuperPrep All-Region … chose the Aggies over Iowa, TCU, Purdue and several others.
Devonta Nathaniel Burns is the son of Sametria and Terrance Burns of Arlington, Texas … born Aug. 17, 1993 in Dallas, Texas … sport management major.