Jason Burke to Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship
Jan. 26, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Jason Burke, a long snapper on the 2006
Burke and several local high school football student-athletes will be
honored at the Chapter's annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort,
The consummate Sun Devil, Burke played in all 49 games during the 2003-06 seasons, joining kicker Jesse Ainsworth and defensive tackle Jordan Hill as the only Sun Devils on the 2006 roster to do so. Burke was a steady long snapper who made only one bad snap during his four-year career. A highly acclaimed student who earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors four times during his career, including first-team honors in 2005 and 2006. He was an integral member of ASU's special teams units that used the services of a total of four punters during the 2003-06 seasons.
In 2006 Burke played in all 13 games as ASU's long snapper while earning first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season, posting a 3.9 GPA studying finance and marketing, the second-highest grade point average among first-team members. He was the snapper for kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who finished the season successfully converting a Pac-10 record 160 consecutive extra points, which dates back to the 2003 season. He snapped to punter Jonathan Johnson, whose 37.2-yard net punting average was a 6.9-yard increase from ASU's average in 2005, the greatest improvement in the Pac-10. Burke was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's preseason winter strength and conditioning program.
In 2005 Burke served as the team's long snapper in all 12 games. He
participated in every game despite being hampered by nagging injuries and earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors with a 3.9 GPA.
In 2004 he handled ASU's long snapping duties in all 12 games. He snapped to punter Chris MacDonald who earned Freshman All-America honors after finishing third in the Pac-10 and 15th in the nation at 43.1 yards per punt. He was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection. Burke also earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors. He shared the team's Clyde B. Smith Academic Award with Andrew Carnahan. Burke played in all 12 games at long snapper in 2003 and earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors. He snapped to honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer Tim Parker who finished 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 at 43.4 yards per punt.
A 2002 graduate of
A finance major, Burke's parents are Paul (independent contractor) and Marie executive assistant) of
ASU's National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes
2007 Jason Burke
2006 Chad Christensen
2005 Grayling Love
2004 Skyler Fulton
2003 Mike Barth
2002 Nick Murphy
2001 Mike Aguirre
1997 Damien Richardson
1996 Kirk Robertson
1995 Justin Dragoo
1993 Toby Mills
1992 Adam Brass
1990 Drew Metcalfe
1989 Mark Tingstad
1978 Chris Mott
1966 Ken Dyer