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Sam Burt

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'4''
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Abilene, Kan.
High School Abilene HS

Career Honors: 2020: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team. 2019: Academic All-Big 12 First Team; Perfect 4.0 GPA (spring); Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2018: Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team;  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring). 2017: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall).

2022 (S-Sr.): Tennessee Tech: Started for the Jayhawks on defensive line … Recorded a solo tackle in season opener … at West Virginia: Compiled three tackles (two solo, one assisted) against Mountaineers … Assisted a TFL for three yards … at Houston: Recorded two tackles (assisted) in win over Houston … Duke: Did not record any stats.

2020 (Sr.): Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team … Played in all nine games of the season and was in the starting lineup for seven of those contests …Totaled 15 tackles for the year (11 solo and four assisted) … Also registered 0.5 TFL. Coastal Carolina: A captain for the Jayhawks’ season opener … Started at defensive end and made two tackles (one solo, one assisted) against the Chanticleers … at Baylor: Started his second-straight game, this time at defensive tackle … Tied his career high with four tackles (three solo, one assisted) … Oklahoma State: Against OSU, made a pair of solo stops against the Cowboys after starting his third-straight game for KU … at West Virginia: Started his fourth-straight game against the Mountaineers … Made two total tackles (one solo and one assisted) on the afternoon … at Kansas State: Credited with 0.5 tackle-for-loss in the third quarter, marking his first TFL of the season … Also assisted on a tackle … Iowa State: Has played in each of the team’s first six games of the season, earning starting nods in four of those contests … Recorded two solo tackles against the Cyclones … at Oklahoma: Added a solo tackle to his stats in Norman, bringing his season total to 14 … TCU: Registered a solo tackle against the Horned Frogs … at Texas Tech: Starter at DT for KU in Lubbock, his seventh start of the season, while seeing playing time in all nine games … Did not record any stats on the day. 

2019 (Jr.): Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Played in 10 of KU’s 12 games for the season, earning one starting assignment … Accumulated 15 total tackles on the season (12 solo and three assisted) in addition to 1.0 tackles-for-loss (of two yards). Indiana State: Started at defensive end in the season opener … Added four tackles … West Virginia: Returned to the field for the Jayhawks in their season-conference opener, where he totaled two tackles … at TCU: Recorded his first tackle-for-loss (of two yards) against the Horned Frogs … Registered two tackles on the day … Oklahoma: Saw playing time against the Sooners, but did not record any statistics … at Texas: Played in Austin against the nationally ranked Longhorns, but did not record any stats …Texas Tech: Registered two solo tackles against the Red Raiders in the Jayhawks’ Homecoming victory, 37-34 … Kansas State: Tallied two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) for the second-straight game against the in-state rival Wildcats … at Oklahoma State: Contributed one solo tackle to the Jayhawks’ defensive effort in Stillwater ... at Iowa State: Made one solo tackle against the Cyclones in Ames … Baylor: Recorded a solo tackle against the Bears in the Jayhawks’ season finale.

2018 (So.):
Played 12 games on special teams … Saw action on the defensive line in five games.

2017 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games on special teams … Did not record any statistics.

High School: Recorded varsity letters all four of his high school football seasons at Abilene (Kan.) High School … Was a three-year starter for head coach Steve Simpson … Helped the Cowboys to three-consecutive North Central Kansas League (NCKL) championships and a regional title in 2015 … Turned in 65 tackles, seven sacks and four pass breakups his senior season … Earned Kansas class 4A All-State honors as a defensive end in 2015 and an offensive lineman in 2016 … Named All-NCKL on both sides of the ball as a defensive end and offensive lineman in 2016 … As a junior, totaled 73 tackles, four sacks and a pass breakup … Also lettered in powerlifting, track and wrestling … Member of the honor roll, National Honor Society and German Honor Society … Also earned four letters in band and jazz band.

Personal: Son of Timothy and Sharon Burt … Has two siblings, Molly and Emily … Majoring in environmental science.

Football 🏈 Sam Burt Named a Semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy

University of Kansas super-senior Sam Burt has been named a semifinalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy, college football’s premiere scholar-athlete award. Burt is one of 156 semifinalists for the award.

Football 🏈 Sam Burt Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Kansas football super-senior defensive lineman Sam Burt was one of 115 players nationally named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, it was announced on Thursday. The Wuerrfel Trophy honors college football’s top community servant.

Football 🏈 Sam Burt Nominated for 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Kansas football super-senior defensive lineman Sam Burt was one of 114 nominees for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.