#41 Bobby Burger
CAREER: Began his collegiate career as defensive end at University of Dayton before transferring to Notre Dame prior to 2008 season … joined Irish as walk-on in 2008 but sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules … earned scholarship prior to 2009 season … played in 10 games for Irish as reserve tight end and caught two passes for 10 yards … valuable contributor to multiple Irish special teams units … made third-most appearances on special teams in 2009 with 183.
2009 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 games (did not play against Washington State or Navy) and started as second tight end in two games (at Pittsburgh and at Stanford) … played primarily as H-back out of backfield or blocking tight end … recorded two receptions for 10 yards … recorded first reception in Irish career at Purdue … broke tackle against Boilermakers and gained nine yards … caught one pass for one yard at Stanford … totaled 3:36 of playing time and made 183 special-teams appearances.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Made team as walk-on and sat out season after transferring from Dayton … key member of Irish scout team.
2007 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned letter as defensive end at Dayton … played in all 12 of Flyers[apos] games and totaled team-high eight sacks to accompany 22 tackles and 11 tackles for loss … named to academic honor roll for Pioneer Football League.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Did not play in first season at Dayton … named Flyers[apos] scout team defensive player of the year … selected to academic honor roll for Pioneer Football League.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Team captain of football team as senior at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio … played defensive end as well as tackle and fullback on offense … only underclassmen to start on offense when La Salle advanced to 2004 state playoffs … father Bob Burger was on Notre Dame[apos]s 1977 national championship football team and played offensive guard for Irish from 1978-80 … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in economics and set to graduate in December 2010.
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