ASU Career: Intelligent, reliable student-athlete who was equally consistent in the classroom as on the football field...played in all 49 games during the 2003-06 seasons, joining kicker Jesse Ainsworth and defensive tackle Jordan Hill as the only Sun Devils on the 2006 roster to do so...steady long snapper who made only one bad snap during his four-year career...highly-acclaimed student who earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors four times during his career, including first-team honors in 2005 and 2006...integral member of ASU's special teams units that used the services of a total of four punters during the 2003-06 seasons.
2006: Played in all 13 games as ASU's long snapper...earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season, posting a 3.9 GPA studying finance and marketing, the second-highest grade point average among first-team members...was the snapper for kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who finished the season successfully converting a Pac-10 record 160 consecutive extra points, which dates back to the 2003 season...snapped to punter Jonathan Johnson, whose 37.2-yard net punting average was a 6.9-yard increase from ASU's average in 2005, the greatest improvement in the Pac-10...was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's preseason winter strength and conditioning program.
2005: Served as the team's long snapper in all 12 games...participated in every game despite being hampered by nagging injuries...earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors with a 3.9 GPA.
2004: Handled ASU's long snapping duties in all 12 games...snapped to punter Chris MacDonald who earned Freshman All-America honors after finishing third in the Pac-10 and 15th in the nation at 43.1 yards per punt...was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection...also earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors...shared the team's Clyde B. Smith Academic Award with Andrew Carnahan.
2003: Played in all 12 games at long snapper...earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors...snapped to honorable-mention All-Pac-10 performer Tim Parker who finished 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 at 43.4 yards per punt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale...was named first-team all-region at center in 2001...earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award in 2002...also earned the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002... lettered in football one year...was coached by Steve Belles.
PERSONAL: Majoring in finance...parents are Paul (independent contractor) and Marie (executive assistant) of Glendale...born Dec. 11, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona...full name is Paul Jason Burke.