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Richard Burney

280 lbs.
Chesapeake, Va.
Hickory HS
High School
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– CoSIDA Academic All-District 3.

– One of UVA’s four captains … started UVA’s first five games before being ruled out for the remainder of the year with a medical condition … made three tackles and collected a sack in season-opening win over Duke … made three tackles at No. 1 Clemson, including 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack … made three tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and broke up a pass against NC State … made three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Wake Forest … made four tackles at No. 11 Miami. 2019 – Appeared in all 14 of UVA’s games with six starts … started the season opener at Pitt and made two tackles and broke up a pass … made two tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss in the win over Florida State … made four tackles and one sack in the win over Old Dominion … made one stop and one quarterback hurry at No. 10 Notre Dame … made two tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss at Miami … notched two tackles against Duke … made one tackle at Louisville … made two tackles in win at North Carolina … made one stop in win over Georgia Tech … notched three stops in the ACC Championship game against Clemson … made one tackle in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018 – Started the first three games of the season … after missing the Louisville game, it was announced he would miss the remainder of the season for medical reasons … made first career start on defense against Richmond in the season opener … recorded two tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss against the Spiders … notched four tackles at Indiana. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with three starts … made all three starts at tight end … moved to defensive end for the Military Bowl … made his first collegiate start against Indiana … caught second career pass at North Carolina for six yards … caught his second career touchdown pass on a two-yard pass at Pitt … made one tackle at defensive end against Navy in the Military Bowl … it was a shared tackle for loss with Joey Blount … made two tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and forced a fumble against Ohio in Nashville. 2016 – Appeared in eight of UVA’s 10 games … injury suffered against then-No. 5 Louisville knocked him out for the rest of the season … also saw time as the long snapper on punts … scored two points against Central Michigan on a two-point conversion rush … tallied his first career touchdown and reception on the same play at Duke in the ACC opener on a three-yard catch. 2015 -Appeared in three of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut at Pitt on special teams … missed the Georgia Tech, Miami, Louisville, Duke and Virginia Tech games with an injury.

Played tight end and defensive end at Hickory High School for head coach Jupiter Wilson … rated a three-star recruit according to, and … a two-star recruit by … All-Conference 10 first-team honoree at tight end in 2013 and 2014 … played in the 757 All-Star football game on the East team … also can long snap … all-region honoree … named team MVP … also was a thrower in track and a forward on the basketball team … son of Richard and Laureen Burney … has two older sisters, Shauntee Parker and Richelle Dandridge … father Richard was a tight end and linebacker at Wisconsin from 1977-80 … played AAU basketball from 2011-14 … volunteer at the Jim O’Sullivan Football Camp … graduated with a degree in American studies … working on a master’s of education … 2020-21 Ed Armstrong Endowed Football Scholarship recipient.