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LINEBACKER SPOTLIGHT – Tyler Burke – Coatesville

Written by: on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Tyler Burke, Coatesvilletburke

Height: 6-4

Weight: 240

40 Yard Dash: 4.7

Class of: 2014

GPA: 3.8

Position(s): LB/TE

Jersey: # 9

Years with Varsity: 3-years

Starting experience: “This will be Burke’s third year as a starter on defense and second year on offense.”

Note: Burke has been projected as a middle linebacker in Maryland’s 3-4 defense. Burke is a three-star prospect by

2012 Highlights: Burke was a key player on the Red Raider last year. He helped his team advance to the PIAA Class 4A State Championship game. He had 18 total tackles and two fumble recoveries in that game.

Honors: 1st team All-Ches Mont League National Conference at LB


Coaches Q&A with Matt Ortega: 

Describe how he plays at linebacker?

“He is a guy that is all around the ball. He has a nose for the ball and he’s our leading tackler the last two years. He is a special player.”

Will you use him more this year at tight end and what are his strengths?

“He’s a heck of a blocker and has great hands. He is going to be a huge part of our passing game this year.”

Schools of Interest: Committed to Maryland

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