Burd Named Touchdown Club of Richmond's Offensive End of the Year
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Virginia wide receiver Kris Burd was selected by the Touchdown Club of Richmond as its Offensive End of the Year, marking the second-straight season a Cavalier has earned a postseason honor from the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Former Cavalier and current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins earned Defensive Lineman of the Year honors last year. Burd was recognized at the Dudley Award Banquet on Tuesday, inside the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa.
An All-ACC third team selection by Phil Steele’s Postseason team, Burd led UVa with 58 receptions and was No. 5 in the ACC in receptions (4.8) and No. 7 in receiving yards (66.6). The Matoaca, Va., native became the first UVa receiver to accumulate at least four 100-yard receiving games in the same season since Billy McMullen did so in 2001.
The Touchdown Club also honored Virginia Tech’s Tyrod Taylor as its Offensive Back of the Year and Hokies’ John Graves was named Defensive Lineman of the Year. Richmond’s Eric McBride was named Linebacker/Defensive Back of the Year. The quartet, including Burd was on hand Tuesday at the event sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch & Touchdown Club of Richmond.