U of L commit Burns gets 5 touchdowns

Trinity High School senior Rodjay Burns, a University of Louisville commitment, had the best game of his career last Friday night. Burns talks about his five touchdowns, including four receiving, which ties James Quick's school record.

Trinity High School senior Rodjay Burns was already having a solid season.

But in the first two games of the season, the University of Louisville commitment was doing it mainly on defense. He only had two catches as a receiver but had an interception in each of the first two games.

In game three, Burns did it on offense.

Burns had five catches for 95 yards and four touchdowns and also returned a punt 83 yards for another score. His four receiving TDs tied a school record set by current U of L wide receiver James Quick.

"I just felt like I stepped up," Burns said. "I feel like I am achieving some of my goals that I said I had before the season."

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Burns is likely to play defense to start his career at U of L but will also play special teams. He broke several tackles on his 83-yard punt return for a TD.

"I wasn't going to catch it," Burns said. "But it bounced and I saw a lane, so I just took it."

Burns, who is one of 18 verbal commitments for the Cardinals and four from the city of Louisville, now has eight catches for 107 yards and five TDs on the season. He has also rushed one time for nine yards.

He also has two interceptions, nine tackles, four pass breakups and one sack for the Shamrocks.

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