Posted: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
By Sean Keeley
Name: Travon Burke
Position: Fullback or, according to SUA, "Full Back."
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
High School: Corcoran
2012 Stats: None to speak of.
2013 Projections: Burke is unlikely to see too much time on offense as he sits third on the FB depth chart. But he's a prime candidate for some special teams action.
How'd He Get Here?: Burke was an All-CNY talent and was named Defensive MVP of the Upstate-Downstate Game in 2009. However, he never received any offers. His brother played for Tyrone Wheatley at Eastern Michigan and was kind enough to put in a good word for his younger bro. Wheatley offered Burke a non-scholarship chance and here we are.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Nothing.
Money Quote: "My first plan is to graduate. After that, if football is still here, then I’d love to do it. But if not, I just want to be a successful person that can take care of his family."
Links of Wonder: Corcoran Grad Finds His Footing as College Football Player
Tweets of Wonder:
Yo wrestling is so fake lol can't believe I'm watching dis— 32TRA-DAWG (@TravonBurke) July 19, 2013
What Does Shafer Think: Hardnosian thoughts.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Burke came to SU as a linebacker but was moved to fullback last season.