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#61 Richard Burge
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Stratford HS

Junior (2013)
Played in all 12 contests and started nine … second among defensive linemen with 38 tackles (14 solos/24 assists) … added 2.5 TFLs, including a sack in the season opener at New Mexico (Aug. 31), and a pair of pass breakups … had a season-best six stops at Marshall (Oct. 5).

Sophomore (2012)
Appeared in the final 11 games of the fall after missing the season opener at South Alabama (Sept. 1) … recorded 31 tackles (9 solos/22 assists), five TFLs and a sack … had a season-best five stops, including one for loss, at #22 Louisiana Tech (Nov. 3) and added a career-high two TFLs at Idaho (Nov. 17).

Freshman (2011)
Participated in all 10 tilts with nine starts … registered 31 tackles (11 solos/20 assists), including 1.5 for loss … also recorded a half sack and one pass breakup … racked up a career-high seven stops (4 solos) and blocked a field goal at UC Davis (Oct. 15) … had six tackles a week earlier at #16 Sam Houston State (Oct. 1) … redshirted in 2010.

Prior To UTSA
Excellent technician who was a two-year starter … showed tremendous development during his prep career … a 2009 first-team District 18-5A selection … registered 58 tackles and a pair of sacks as a senior … won the Landrum Award, which is presented annually to the district’s most valuable defensive lineman … coached by Eliot Allen.

Personal
Born Feb. 23, 1992 … son of Janice and Jimmy Burge … brother, Jimmy, played defensive tackle at Missouri from 2009-12 … business/entrepreneurship major.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK
2013    12/9    38 (14/24)    2.5 (8)    1.0    0/0    0    2    0    
2012    11/0    31 (9/22)    5.0 (12)    1.0    0/0    0    0    0    
2011    10/9    31 (11/20)    1.5 (5)    0.5    0/0    0    1    1    
Total    33/18    100 (34/66)    9.0 (25)    2.5    0/0    0    3    1    

Career Highs
Tackles: 7, at UC Davis (10/15/11)
Tackles For Loss: 2, at Idaho (11/17/12)

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