Yellow Jackets have reason to be optimistic in 2013
Injury-riddled Yellow Jackets weren't completely in sync at Saturday's scrimmage
Yellow Jackets scrimmaged Saturday morning in Bobby Dodd Stadium
Senior played center a few snaps in Saturday's scrimmage
Yellow Jackets a little banged-up mid-way through spring drills
* 2012 Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year
A promising redshirt freshman who should make an immediate impact... impressed the coaches last season... was named the 2012 scout team offensive player of the year.
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Statesboro HS... played for head coach Steve Pennington... was a tight end in high school... rated three stars by Rivals... a very good blocker with good speed in a rush-heavy offense at Statesboro... Statesboro finished 10-1 overall and 6-0 in the league... Statesboro won the Region 2-AAAA title in 2010 and 2011... a two-time All-Region pick and named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State First Team in 2011.
Personal: Full name is Freddie Hamilton Burden... Born July 8, 1994... son of Willie and Velma Burden... has a brother, Willie, Jr.... lifelong friends and high school teammates of another Tech signee, Micheal Summers... his father Willie was a running back at NC State in the mid-1970s and played in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders... he was the CFL Most Outstanding Player in 1975..."Tech is one of the best combinations of college football and education you can get," Burden said... intends to major in business management.