Thomas Burke ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • George C. Marshall
  • Vienna, VA
  • Football
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Thomas Burke's Football Recruiting Profile
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40 Yard Dash
5-10-5 Shuttle
Bench Press
Broad Jump

Personal Statement

When the Navy transferred my father from San Diego to Washington D.C. I was in the 5th grade.  My parents let me join the local youth tackle football program primarily as a way to make friends before the school year.  After the first shorts and t-shirts practice in July I said three words to my father when I sat down in his car “I love football!” and my love for the sport has grown every day since.  I really enjoy the other sports I’ve been fortunate enough to play on the Varsity level in High School, but nothing in my heart compares to football.  I love all facets of football, the running, the hitting etc. but ultimately where the other sports lack in my heart is the essential teamwork, brotherhood and toughness required by a successful football team.  Teammates on a football field share a special bond that the non-football athletes will never know or can even imagine. It’s that brotherhood that has enabled me to dig as deep as I can inside myself when I’m tired and hurting because there’s no way I’m going to let my brothers down and I know they feel the same way.  Physically, I have attributes that help my team,  I’m 6'4, fast, have good hands and I am a good blocker, but it’s my love for the game that sets me apart. I’m a part of something bigger than myself on a football team, that is a special privilege, and that is the ultimate motivation.

To continue to play football at the highest level my abilities and heart will allow is my dream.  Besides my size, I feel the biggest attribute I can bring to a college football program is my athletic versatility. The first time I didn’t play on both sides of the ball was my sophomore year when I was a starting Varsity wide receiver.  Besides starting at safety and wide receiver for the freshman team I also returned kicks and punts.  I’ve played every position in high school basketball except point guard and every position in high school lacrosse except goalie.  I am more than willing to play any position of the football field that helps my team win.  I’ve always maintained good grades, despite a three-season varsity schedule and I am looking to combine the best combination of academics and athletics possible that will enable me to move beyond my college years and teach me the life lessons necessary for success.  I am ready to leave the other sports behind and dedicate myself solely to academics and my first love, football.  I appreciate your consideration.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Team Captain, Top Receiver Award, Conference 2nd Place
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • Jason Strickland

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Moved from JV to Varsity basketball with one other player at end of JV season for playoffs. Team won conference chmpionship and went to the state regional quarterfinals. Key bench player junior year. Play SG/SF/PF/C
  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • 2 year Varsity Letterman (freshman and sophomore). Plays Offensive Midfield but has also played Defensive Midfield, Long Stick Midfielder and Defense. The team won Conference championship Freshman year.



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High School Information

High School:
George C. Marshall

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. International Baccalaureate Business Management International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems International Baccalaureate Language and Literature
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Scholar Athlete

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te
Receiving yards 485 126
Receptions 25 6
Touchdown receptions 8 3
Yards per reception 19.4 21
Assisted tackles 10
Forced fumbles 1
Pass break-ups 2
Sacks 3
Solo tackles 10
Tackles for a loss 4


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