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Denzel Burke

CB

Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 190
  • Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Last School Saguaro
  • Year 2nd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @King10Burke
Instagram: @_denzel.burke_

Ohio State Overview
• Denzel is a second-year Buckeye who is majoring in finance
• Is coming off an outstanding true freshman campaign when he started all 13 games, led the team with 13 total passes defensed and recorded 36 total tackles, including 28 solo stops
• Named a freshman All-American by ESPN, The Athletic and 247Sports
• Earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors
• The first Ohio State true freshman to start the season opener on defense since Andy Katzenmoyer in 1996
• His first collegiate interception was a “pick-6” vs Rutgers of 23 yards
• Made 10 unassisted tackles and 11 total in the win over Purdue
• Has personal best of three pass break-ups vs. Minnesota and recorded two vs. both Tulsa and Nebraska
• Enters 2022 campaign with at least one PBU in five consecutive games

HONORS & AWARDS
2021: Freshman All-American (ESPN, The Athletic, 247Sports); third-team all-Big Ten Conference

More on Denzel
• Denzel was one of 14 from the recruiting class of 2021 to enroll in classes in January
• A four-star prospect who is the nation’s No. 8-rated athlete by 247Sports
• Played both defensive back and wide receiver in high school
• Projects as a defensive back with the Buckeyes
• Attended Brophy Prep in Phoenix before transferring to Saguaro
• The Arizona Republic’s No. 1-ranked game-changing cornerback and athlete
• Played in one game his senior season before it was cut short due to injury
• Played seven games as a junior in 2019 and averaged 44.7 receiving yards per game with four touchdowns
• Added 337 rushing yards on 24 carries and two interceptions
• At Brophy Prep, helped the Broncos improve from 1-9 as a freshman to 7-4 as a sophomore when he racked up 50 receptions for 719 yards and averaged 84.2 all-purpose yards per game
• Is the son of Deya and Zafiro Burke