Men's Soccer

16  Tyler Burns
Tyler Burns


Aura, Colo.

High School:
Smoky Hill

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 140


  • 2007 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

Played and started 19 games, logging the seventh-most minutes of the team, 1505 ... Totaled two goals and two assists, firing 11 shots with three on goal ... Tallied an assist in the first game of the season against Central Arkansas ... Got second assist of the year at Marshall, a 4-0 UK win ... Notched first career goal in overtime at UAB, netting the golden goal just 10 seconds before the first overtime period ended ... Recorded UK's first goal of the C-USA Tournament against Marshall before injuring ankle and missing the rest of the league tournament ... Played every minute of six matches.

Saw action in 13 games with three starting assignments in the midfield ... Totaled 578 minutes and three shots, with one on goal.

Played under coach Danny Winsor as a four-year letterman at Smoky Hill High School ... Led team to two state championships in both sophomore and senior seasons ... Team finished second in state junior year ... Scored nine goals and added eight assists senior year, including three game-winning goals ... Earned captain honors senior season ... Named second-team All-Conference following junior year ... Played for club team Real Colorado National coached by Neil Payne for four years ... Garnered State Cup MVP honors in 2004 while playing for Real Colorado ... Led club team to the Surf Cup title in both 2005 and 2006 ... Team earned State Cup runners-up in both 2004 and 2006 ... Honor roll student all four years.

Full name is Tyler Michael Burns ... Youngest child of Dan and Linda Burns ... Has a brother Chad (24) and a sister Whitney (21) ... Grandfather attended Kentucky.

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