Pos.: Running back Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 205 Statistics: Rushed for 2,000 yards on 275 carries and scored 21 touchdowns. Season highlights: Burney started the season by rushing for 190 yards on just 12 carries in Gardens' first game. Burney shared the Gators' rushing load with senior backfield mate Alex Clark until Clark was sidelined for four games with a sprained ankle. Wearing Clark's No. 1 jersey instead of his own No. 2, Burney rushed for 222 yards in a win against Boca Raton. Burney capped off the regular season with a 256-yard performance against Lake Worth and then averaged 101 yards rushing in the Gators' three playoff games. Comment: Burney, who rushed for 172 yards in a playoff win against Park Vista, has made a verbal commitment to West Virginia. Gardens coach Chris Davis said Burney "got yards when we really needed them." Athlete's quote: "I really didn't anticipate having a 2,000-yard season, but when Alex got hurt, I knew I had to step up and come through for my team. Even though we didn't make it to state, I think we brought the program back."
Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel