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Steelers Select Artie Burns from Miami, Gary Berman from CaneSport.com joins Ken Laird, Tim Benz and Josh Taylor to give us the inside info on the cornerback.
Northwestern High School
1st Round – 25th Overall
Started 23-of-36 games for the Miami Hurricanes, recording 93 tackles, to go along with seven interceptions, 14 pass breakups, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…majored in liberal arts.
Earned All-ACC second-team honors…led the ACC with six interceptions, the most by a Hurricane since 2003 (Sean Taylor, 10)…started all 12 games in which he played finishing with 36 tackles, five pass breakups, one fumble recovery and six interceptions…his six interceptions tied as the 10th-most in a single-season in school history…opened the year with an interception in three consecutive games…became first Hurricane since Sean Taylor to record at least one interception in three straight games…recorded his first multi-interception game of career 10/17 vs. Virginia Tech.
Amassed a career-best 40 tackles, appearing in 13 games (11 starts)…set a career high with six tackles 9/20 vs. Nebraska…recorded his first career sack, and he was credited with a game-high three pass breakups 10/11 vs. Cincinnati.
Played in 11-of-13 games, splitting time on defense and special teams…recorded 17 tackles with three pass breakups…averaged 26.1 yards on 10 kickoff returns…hauled in his first career interception 11/29 at Pittsburgh…added two solo tackles and one forced fumble in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Louisville.
Registered 72 tackles, 4.0 sacks, six pass breakups, two interceptions, and he had two kickoff returns for touchdowns at Northwestern High School (Miami, Fla.)…was also one of the nation’s top hurdlers, as he earned All-USA high school track and field honors from the USA Today in 2011 and 2012.