CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Second Team Academic All-Big 12 A local product who has played on special teams and as a reserve wide receiver during his first two seasons... Will be called upon to have an increased role on offense while continuing to provide help on special teams.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Appeared in all 13 games, making nine starts... Hauled in 17 passes for 171 yards, including a career long 25-yard catch against Stephen F. Austin... Set career highs in catches (4) and yards (55) against Texas... Also had three receptions against Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma State... Blocked a punt against UTEP... Earned Second Team Academic All-Big 12 honors. 2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Saw time in nine games, including the TCU game when he recorded a tackle on punt coverage.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Manhattan High under head coach Joe Schartz... Helped the Indians earn an 11-1 record in 2011... Named a First Team All-Centennial League pick as a senior... Captured all-state honors as a defensive back... Had 20 receptions for 327 yards, five touchdowns and a pair of interceptions... Also collected 216 rushing yards and three scores in 2011... Returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the playoffs as a senior against Dodge City... Totaled two punt-return scores on the year... Had 244 receiving yards in 2010 with three touchdowns... A two-year starter at both wide receiver and defensive back... Lettered three seasons for the Indians, who compiled a 30-3 record during that time.
PERSONAL: Denate Wayne Burton was born July 12, 1994... Son of Morrison and Valentina Burton... Has two brothers and one sister.