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  Martail Burnett
Martail Burnett

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
David Starr Jordan HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 262

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/10/1985

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: All-conference candidate is arguably the best returning defensive end in the league ... can play both end positions, but typically starts at open end ... outstanding athlete has a 40.5 inch vertical jump ... began his career at safety, moving to defensive end in spring of 2004 ... has gained 50 pounds since his days as a safety, while maintaining his speed and agility.

2006-Honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference ... started all 13 games ... led Utes in sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (10.5) ... tied for third in the Mountain West Conference in both tackles for loss and sacks ... 42 total tackles ranked second among Utah's defensive linemen ... season-high 5 total tackles in four games ... 5 tackles, two tackles for loss and a half sack against Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl ... 2 sacks against both Wyoming and Colorado State ... broke up 3 passes and forced 2 fumbles.

2005-Played in all 12 games and started eight, including the last six, at open end ... 53 total tackles ranked fifth on the team and was the most of the Ute defensive linemen ... recorded 7 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks ... also had a fumble recovery and 2 pass break-ups ... career-high 8 tackles vs. Air Force ... 7 tackles, including a sack, and 1 pass breakup against Georgia Tech in Emerald Bowl win ... 6 tackles against both Wyoming and Brigham Young ... 5-tackle, 2-sack outing versus UNLV ... also blocked a kick.

2004-Played in 9 games, mostly for special teams ... 5 tackles (3 solo) ... sack for 5 yards against Utah State ... blocked a kick in the Fiesta Bowl.

2003-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-conference and all-area ... David Starr Jordan High (Calif.) team captain ... lettered in three sports ... first person from his high school in 18 years to qualify for state track and field meet ... student vice president of athletics.

PERSONAL: Son of Willie Burnett, Jr. and Kristy Brewer ... three brothers ... married to the former Misty Eby ... sociology science major ... full name is Martail Marta Burnett ... first name is pronounced mar-tell ... born Jan. 10, 1985.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK
2004	9/0	3	2	5	1.0-5	1.0-5
2005	12/8	22	31	53	7.0-28	3.5-18
2006	13/13	27	15	42	10.5-49	5.5-8
Totals	34/21	52	48	100	18.5-82		10.0-31
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