29 Rodjay Burns

Rodjay Burns Ohio State
usaUnited States
Louisville, KY
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State

Post-OSU Update: Rodjay Burns transferred to Louisville after the 2016 season, citing his father’s health as a major reason. His Ohio State career highlight was a 75-yard pick six against Bowling Green. Burns was productive for the Cardinals, making career 178 tackles over 34 games. He declared for the 2021 NFL Draft with a year of eligibility remaining, but was not selected. (updated: Dec. 2023)

Weight: 180 (2016)

High School: Among the final commitments to Ohio State’s 2016 class of recruits, Rodjay (pronounced RAW-jay) Burns was a two-way specialist from Kentucky’s powerful Louisville Trinity program, which has 23 state championships including one in 2014 while Burns was a junior … the No. 3 “athlete” in the state according to ESPN, Burns had Top 50 “athlete” status nationally by ESPN (No. 44) and Scout (No. 45) and was rated 73rd at cornerback by 247Sports … played safety and wide receiver in high school and had 54 tackles and eight interceptions combined as a junior and senior and was named a first-team all-state performer both years by the Associated Press … scored 14 receiving touchdowns in 2015, seven in 2014 and had a punt return score each year … totaled 91 receptions and 1,462 yards his final two seasons as receiver and helped Trinity to 11-win seasons each year … Trinity, coached by Bob Beatty, missed a repeat state title in 2015 after losing by one the quarterfinals to eventual champ Male, 20-19 … Burns was runner-up for Kentucky Mr. Football as a senior.

Personal: He is the son of Roderick Burns.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
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