SDSU football player, Miles Burris, is not only a star athlete, but he is also a star student. After being named SDSU’s Student-Athlete of the Year for 2011 for his outstanding academic talents, Burris is the only Aztec linebacker to return to the starting lineup this year.
He inherited his football genes from his father, Jim, who played defensive end for the Oregon State Beavers. “He had a great understanding of the game and was able to teach me a lot about how to play the game at a high level,” said Burris.
Burris, a native of Granite Bay, California, chose to come to SDSU because he loved Southern California and wanted to go to school there. He chose management as his major because he one day expects to enter the world of business. “I knew SDSU was a great business school and I specifically chose to go into management because I like dealing and interacting with people,” said Burris.
When he graduates from SDSU in the fall of 2011, Burris will have an outstanding academic record, but he doesn’t plan to use his education right away. “God willing, I hope to continue to play football upon graduation,” he said. “My goal has been to play in the NFL ever since I started playing in the 5th grade and I am going to continue to chase that dream until I get there.”