Young Receiver Has Memorable A-Day

Myron Burton, Jr. earned MVP honors in Auburn's spring football game, something that did not surprise his teammates.

Auburn, Ala.--Not many people would have forecast that Myron Burton, Jr. would come out of his first Auburn spring football game as the offensive MVP, but that was the case on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The redshirt freshman caught seven passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns while playing for both teams in the A-Day contest. While working with the first offense he caught a 43-yard TD pass from Jeremy Johnson.

Burton also caught passes from second team quarterback Sean White, who also happens to be his roommate and someone who was not surprised by how Burton performed on Saturday.

“We work all the time and for him the sky is the limit,” White said. “He has all of the athletic ability. He can go up and get the ball. He runs good routes and everything.

“He just has to keep working through the summer and he will be a big help to us this fall,” the quarterback added.

Myron Burton

Burton redshirted last year and noted he has used that time to improve as a player. “I am not even close to the same wide receiver I used to be,” he said. “Coach (Dameyune) Craig is a genius and I have my buddies, Melvin (Melvin Ray) and Duke (Duke Williams), who help me so I am better wide receiver than I have ever been.”

Williams, like White, wasn’t surprised that Burton did well in the A-Day Game. “I like Myron because he listens,” the senior wide receiver said. “I will be telling him to slow the game down in your head and everything else will take care of itself. If you make a mistake wipe it off and just come back and make a play for your teammates.”

Commenting on the spring training as a whole, Burton said, “It was hard, but we fought through it. Some days we didn’t feel like coming out there and it was hard, but we did pretty well.”

Asked what he does best, the son of Myron Burton, Sr., a former defensive end for Auburn, the receiver said, “That is a hard question. I will say come out of my breaks--comebacks, digs, all of that, so route running.”

Playing in front of the big crowd and doing so well made for a memorable Saturday for Burton. “It was a dream come true,”?he said. “It was amazing. It was the first time being able to play because last year I redshirted. It was a great feeling.

“I was just going out there and doing what my coach told me to do, following his instructions and he said the rest will take care of itself,” Burton said. “I just played as hard as I can.”

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