Trinity Academy alum Morgan Burns Named AP All-American

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MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State Athletics reporting: K-State senior kick returner Morgan Burns picked up his fourth All-America designation of the postseason on Sunday. He was named a Second Team All-American as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press. It marks the fifth-straight season a Wildcat has been named an All-American by the AP.

Burns was also recently named a First Team All-American by USA TODAY Sports and CBSSports.com. He was an honorable mention pick by Sports Illustrated.

The Trinity Academy alum is the national leader in kickoff-return touchdowns with four. His current 33.8-yard average ranks second nationally and third in K-State history.

The 2015 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year, Burns set a school record with 221 kickoff-return yards this season at Texas Tech – a game that featured a 93-yard touchdown – and he also occupies the second spot on the list with 201 yards on only three returns in the win over West Virginia.

Kansas State won its final three games to become bowl eligible for the 19th time in school history and 17th time under head coach Bill Snyder. The Wildcats will face Arkansas in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on January 2, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The game kicks off at 2:20 p.m., and will be televised on ESPN.

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