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University of Miami Athletics

Robert Burns


Running Back




225 lbs.


Redshirt Junior


Miami, Fla.

High School

Gulliver Prep

Robert Burns - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2020 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in nine games, largely on special teams…Finished with 16 carries…Added two receptions…Made season debut in opener against UAB (Sept. 10), finishing with four carries for 12 yards and one 8-yard reception…Had one carry in road win over top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Finished with 28 rushing yards and 18-yard reception in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Saw action at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Had four carries totaling 15 yards in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Rushed three times in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Saw action in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Played in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games and totaled 116 rushing yards on 29 carries…Added two receptions for 21 yards with one receiving touchdown…Saw action in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24)…Played at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Rushed for career-high 32 yards on career-high five carries in home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Saw action in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Played against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5) and Virginia (Oct. 11), mostly on special teams…Registered 16-yard kickoff return versus Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Had 4-yard rush in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Played in win at FSU (Nov. 2)…Saw action in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Posted career-long 21-yard rush against FIU (Nov. 23)…Finished with 31 rushing yards on four carries against Panthers…Had career-high 18 carries in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Scored first touchdown of collegiate career on 15-yard reception against Blue Devils…Totaled career-high 48 rushing yards in regular season finale…Had one carry in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

2018 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games…Made career debut in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8), finishing with two carries…Had long run of 11 yards vs. Tigers…Had one catch vs. FIU (Sept. 22)…Saw action in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action, redshirted to retain eligibility…Served as member of practice squad.

High School: Four-star running back prospect by ESPN… Three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout…Selected to 2017 Under Armour All-America Game… Rated No. 108 prospect nationwide regardless of position on ESPN300…Ranked No. 11 running back nationwide by ESPN…Rated No. 25 running back nationwide in 247Sports’ Composite Rankings…Rushed for over 1,200 yards in high school career with 15 rushing touchdowns…Had 265 yards junior year…Totaled 900 yards with 13 touchdowns in first two varsity seasons…Coached by Earl Sims at Gulliver Prep…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State, among others.