Starr's Mill grad Burston preparing for NFL draft

Fri, 01/26/2007 - 9:53am
By: The Citizen

Fresh off his Emerald Bowl win over UCLA in San Francisco two weeks ago, Florida State University Defensive End Darrell Burston signed with Perennial Sports and Entertainment, enlisting the Washington D.C.-based management and legal firm to represent him in his professional football career.

A starter on veteran coach Bobby Bowden’s squad since his junior year, 23-year old Burston has been hailed as one of the ACC’s top defensive players. He led FSU’s young defensive line throughout this season, and capped off his final college game at the Emerald Bowl with a number of quarterback pressures and hurries, as well as two tackles.

The 6’2, 250-pound Burston, a Starr’s Mill High School graduate, is a contender for the 2006 Bobby Bowden Award, which yearly recognizes one NCAA Division I-A Senior Football Player who is a remarkable athlete, an excellent student, and a man of values.

“We are delighted to represent a young man of Darrell’s caliber,” said E. Lindsey Maxwell, a Partner at Perennial Sports and Entertainment, and leader of the Darrell Burston team. “He of course has great talent – but also brings character, leadership ability, intellect and a serious work ethic to the table. In this age of star mentalities, he’s a player who really brings honor to the game.”

Perennial will manage contract negotiations and enforcement, training, marketing and licensing and the setup of entities for Burston.

Burston graduated from FSU with a degree in Information Technology in December of 2006, and resides in his home state of Georgia. He is currently in training for the 2007 NFL Draft.

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