Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hickory Ridge's Burdette making name for himself, team

When the 2009 football season began, Hickory Ridge and junior defensive end Dillon Burdette were under the radar.

Now, the both the Ragin' Bulls and Burdette are making names for themselves amongst the best in the Charlotte area.

Burdette, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, led his team with 87 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and 10 hurries on the way to Hickory Ridge's first winning season at 7-6. The Ragin' Bulls also made their first playoff appearance losing in the second round to No. 1 Northern Guilford.

Burdette, who also boasts a 3.93 grade-point average, has recruiting interest from Clemson, Wofford and Gardner-Webb.

Burdette is also a key player on the Hickory Ridge basketball team.

-Jay Edwards