For those of you who are not familiar with the name Kevin Burke before, you are about to be put on notice Here is a little history about Mr. Burke.
As a high school football player, Burke’s claim to fame was that he defeated Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in the Ohio state playoffs and like Miller, went on to a stellar career in college in fact, a better career,
Burke took his talent to Division III powerhouse Mount Union College and the rest is history.
Last year, Burke threw for almost 4,000 yards and 44 touchdowns; he also rushed for over 1,000 yards. If he played for a FCS school, he probably would have won the Heisman.
In fact, he won Division’s III’s version of the Heisman last season, the Gagliardi Trophy. Burke put up much better stat’s than Miller and lead his team to the national championship game back in December for the second time in a row.
Miller has yet to do that for Ohio State and won’t get a chance this year either; he was injured before the season started.
He is also undefeated as a college starter with one national championship under his belt.
Now, there is talk that like Joe Flacco and Steve McNair who also didn’t play on the FCS level, that Burke may have a future in the NFL
But in an article written by Tim Warinskey for the Cleveland Plain Dealer back in December, Burke wasn’t ready to think about his future as a pro just yet.