October 25, 2008
Chris Burnette: 2009 Army All-American
It is hard to find a better example of a true student-athlete than Rivals100 offensive lineman Chris Burnette. The University of Georgia commitment had the chance to graduate early and to get his college career started in January, but he decided to stay at Troup County High School because he would be honored as the valedictorian.
Burnette became the first football player at Troup County to be selected as a U.S. Army All-American and he will carry with him into that game a 5.0 GPA, a strong commitment to Georgia, and a strong support group from the Lagrange area.
A lot of that support group got together Thursday morning at the Troup County Auditorium. The ceremony began at 10am ET and the rocking immediately as Tiger highlights played on a projector screen.
As the highlights came to end, Burnette's big day truly began. After a brief introduction, the lights dimmed again, and a number of pancake blocks by the 6-foot-3, 290 pound Burnette were displayed on the screen. It showed why he was selected to be part of the premier High School All-American game.
Check out the full Army All-American Ceremony right here.
U.S. Army All-American Ceremony at Troup
To see exclusive photos of the 6-foot-3, 290 pound offensive lineman placing the Army All-American jersey on his back and more, check out this link.
Burnette's All-American Photo Gallery
This was a special moment for Burnette and his family and he acknowledges that is feels good to be a U.S. Army All-American. He sat down with us for an exclusive one on one interview after the ceremony was complete.
This is an interview that you do not want to miss.
One on One with Burnette
The Peach State four-star Rivals100 OL is the second UGA commitment to be officially selected for the U.S. Army All-American game. Austin Long was the first and we were in Memphis (TN) to cover that one as well.
Check out the Long coverage HERE.
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