24  Randall Burden
Randall Burden


LaGrange, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 171




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Two-year starter at cornerback ... Has shown steady improvement in his coverage ability throughout his career ... Continuing the recent tradition of outstanding Wildcats from LaGrange (Ga.) High School, following the footsteps of All-SEC linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Braxton Kelley and wide receiver DeMoreo Ford ... Has played in 38 games in his career with 26 consecutive starts ... Career totals feature three interceptions and 16 pass breakups.

2010 (Junior): Led the team in pass breakups with six and recorded 36 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss ... Grabbed an interception vs. Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl ... Gathered a season high in pass breakups against Tennessee with two ... Made a season-high five stops in UK's win over South Carolina, tying a career high ... Posted 1.5 tackles for loss in the win vs. WKU.

2009 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games as a cornerback or nickelback ... Made two interceptions, including a 50-yard return for touchdown against the University of Louisiana at Monroe ... Also had a pickoff vs. Mississippi State ... Second on the team in pass breakups with eight, tying his career best with two each against Auburn and ULM ... Totaled 36 tackles, with single-game high of five in win over Louisville.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 games as a reserve cornerback and on special teams ... Made four tackles ... His top performance came in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, when he broke up two passes and also made a tackle.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Second-team all-state as a senior at LaGrange (Ga.) High School ... Three-year letterman who started at safety during his senior season and cornerback and wide receiver as a junior ... Continued the tradition of Grangers at UK ... Picked for the all-county team two years ... Missed the early part of his senior year because of an injury, but still totaled 38 tackles and six pass breakups ... Also the team's primary punt returner, averaging 18.6 yards per punt return ... Team won the state championship his sophomore season and lost to the eventual state titlist his other two years ... Coached by Steve Pardue ... "Randall has a really big upside," Pardue said. "As his body develops he's going to do great things. As a defensive back, he has a great break on the ball." ... Three-year letterman in basketball ... Also will be a three-year letterman in track ... Athletic ability is indicated by the fact that he competes in the high jump, 110-meter hurdles, and 300-meter hurdles ... Member of the school's DECA Club ... Narrowed his choices to Tulane, South Carolina, and East Carolina before picking the Wildcats.

Personal: Born in Huntsville, Ala. ... Son of Randall E. Burden Sr. and Varice J. Burden ... Major is social work.

Community Cats: Participated in the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser (2008) and events with Liberty School and the Boy Scouts (2010) ... Visited patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital (2011).

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