2010 Scouting Report: Returning letterman who will provide quality depth and competition at tailback...also figures in the kick return game.
2009: Played in five games to letter...rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries for the year...had a season-high 18 yards on five rushes in the opener against Youngstown State.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman...earned Pitt's Offensive Prep Player of the Year honor.
High School: Prolific rusher widely considered the top running back in Pennsylvania...was a two-time member of The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team...named first team all-state at running back as a senior after rushing for 2,234 yards on 257 carries (8.7 avg.) and scoring 38 total touchdowns...was a second-team all-state pick as a junior at cornerback...rated one of the country's top 15 running backs by Scout (No. 14) and Rivals (No. 15)...PrepStar All-American... SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated No. 22 on Scout's East Top 100 list...rushed for 4,043 career yards... established Wilmington Area records for single-season rushing yards (2,234), single-season touchdowns (38) and career TDs (71)...led all Lawrence County players in rushing yards, rushes and scoring his final two seasons...District 10 Region 3 Player of the Year...three-time all-region...WKBN-TV Player of the Year honoree...selected to play in the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game...led the Greyhounds to a three-year record of 36-5 (.878), including three trips to the District 10 playoffs, two district championships and two PIAA playoff berths...Wilmington went 13-2 his senior year, winning its second consecutive District 10 title and advanced to the PIAA Class AA semifinals...rated Pennsylvania's No. 8 prospect by Scout, No. 11 by Rivals and Keystone Recruiting, and No. 19 by SuperPrep...played under Coach Terry Verrelli...earned a combined 12 varsity letters at Wilmington Area, including four each in football, basketball and track...Class AA state champion in the long jump...District 10 champion in the 100 and 200 meters, long jump and 400-meter relay...All-District 10 in basketball...Bible Club leader.
Personal: Christopher Darnell Burns, born 3/1/90, is the son of Dan and Cindy Burns...has two brothers and two sisters...brother Derrick is a freshman defensive back at Pitt...liberal studies major.
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