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Rodney Burgess
Rodney Burgess

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
11/27/1984


2005: Played in eight games at the tight end position, getting the start against Gardner-Webb... Had catches in five of the eight games he played in, finishing with 11 receptions for a total of 147 yards... Racked up 72 yards, including his first collegiate touchdown, on four catches against Mansfield... Caught two passes for 21 yards in the overtime win at home over Gardner-Webb... Also had two catches at Savannah State and at Charleston Southern... Made the shift from wide receiver to tight end during 2005 spring practices...

2004: Played in all 11 games as a sophomore, helping Coastal to its first conference title... Caught four passes for 39 yards as a wide receiver... Had catches against Davidson, at Newberry and at Gardner-Webb... Had two receptions for 32 yards, including a season-high 28 yard catch, in the win at Gardner-Webb...

2003: Started the first eight games of the season before an knee injury ended the year... Led Coastal with team-highs of 19 catches for 215 yards and an 11.3 yards-per-catch average... Became the first player in CCU history to record 10 catches and more than 100 yards receiving, as he had 10 receptions for 110 yards at Jacksonville... Also grabbed four passes for 29 yards against Gardner-Webb... Had catches in seven of the eight games played in... A member of the 2003 recruiting class...

High School: Earned three letters in football and basketball at Dutch Fork... Had 33 catches for 604 yards his senior season, earning All-Area honors from The State and All-Region honors... Selected for the 2002 North-South All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach... Served as co-captain and earned Player of the Week honors three times... Caught four touchdowns to help his team advance to the state semifinals his junior season... Led his basketball team to a ranking as high as No. 2 in the state...

Personal: Full name: Rodney Maurice Burgess... Born: 11-27-84... Son of Rodney and Valesia Burgess... Major is recreation and sports management.