| Buck Burnette
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6-3 / 320
· Career statistics
Tough, physical third-year lineman who enters 2008 as the Horns top backup at center ... appeared in all 13 games of 2007 at center and on special teams ... started the last game of the regular season at center in place of an injured Dallas Griffin ... gained valuable experience in the spring of 2006 as an early enrollee and as a redshirt in the fall of '06 ... worked at both guard and center ... a two-time all-state selection as a prepster.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007)
Appeared in all 13 games at center and on special teams ... started the last game of the regular season at center in place of an injured Dallas Griffin ... helped Texas average 462.9 yards of total offense (13th NCAA), 207.5 yards rushing (17th NCAA) and 37.2 points per game (14th NCAA) ... Texas was one of only 10 schools nationally to rush and pass for at least 200 yards ... helped Texas to nine games of at least 400 yards and five games of at least 500 yards ... also allowed UT to score at least 30 points in nine of the 13 games ... was part of a line that helped RB Jamaal Charles gain 1,619 rushing yards (No. 5 on UT's single-season rushing list) ... cleared the way for 415 total yards (176 rushing) versus No. 19 TCU ... the 176 yards rushing were the most TCU had allowed in its previous 17 games ... also helped UT not allow a sack against a TCU defense that had recorded 30 sacks over its previous nine games ... paved the way for 229 yards on the ground and 488 total yards of offense at UCF ... helped Texas' offense gain 333 yards through the air and 227 yards on the ground for a total of 560 yards of offense versus Rice ... helped the offense produce a balanced 298 yards passing and 216 yards rushing for a total of 514 yards of offense in a victory at Iowa State ... led Texas to 470 yards of total offense and 177 rushing yards at Baylor ... helped Texas tally 307 yards rushing and 282 yards passing (589 total) in producing a 21-point comeback win at Oklahoma State ... allowed Texas' offense to produce a balanced 283 yards rushing and 268 yards passing for a total of 551 yards of offense on 92 plays against Texas Tech ... helped Texas score a UT bowl record 52 points, while racking up 300 yards rushing on the way to 474 total yards against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl ... redshirted in 2006.
Coached by Weldon Nems at Wimberley H.S. ... a two-time first-team all-state selection and four-year starter ... ... registered 163 pancake blocks over his final two seasons ... helped Wimberley to a 23-4 record over that span ... voted first-team 3A all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association ... tabbed first-team all-district 27-3A ... led Wimberley to a 15-0 record and a 3A state championship ... recorded 92 pancakes and did not allow a sack on the year ... tabbed first-team 3A all-state by The Associated Press as a junior ... also earned second-team 3A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association ... helped Wimberley to and 8-4 record and the district championship (27-3A) ... notched 71 pancake blocks on the season ... earned academic all-district as a junior and senior.
Born in Austin, Texas ... enrolled in the college of education ... a prep honor roll student ... father, Grady, was an All-SWC offensive lineman (1983) and blocked for Eric Dickerson and Craig James at SMU (1982-83) ... was a youth group leader at his church ... enjoys playing the guitar, hunting and fishing.
THE BURNETTE FILE
The record I dream of breaking: Most pancake blocks in a season
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and pray
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite actor: John Wayne
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite TV show: Law & Order
I can't believe I watch: American Idol
Sports hero: Reggie White
Favorite superhero: The Hulk
Favorite CD: Ricky Skaggs: Bluegrass Rules
Favorite video game: Halo 2
Favorite cartoon character: SpongeBob SquarePants
Nobody knows I can: Play guitar
Pets: Four Dogs (Blue, Max, Jules and Sophie)