Burden was the linchpin of the Tech offensive line that helped the Yellow Jackets average 6.6 yards per play, 20th in FBS and produce 24 scrimmages plays of 40 yards or more, tied for 12th nationally. He also led the Jackets to their season-ending win over Georgia, his class’ second over the Bulldogs. He was also the ACC offensive lineman of the week after the Jackets’ 38-7 win over Vanderbilt.
Burden was the only Tech player to receive recognition on the coaches’ All-ACC team. Freshman B-back Dedrick Mills received one vote as offensive rookie of the year, which was won by Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois.