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6-4 / 239
Coaches switched Burch from fullback to starting middle linebacker during spring drills, hoping to find an immediate replacement for the departed Frank Chamberlin (both in the talent and leadership departments)?a team leader on the field and in the classroom.
Played in all 12 games for the Eagles at fullback, starting 11?outstanding blocker who helped pave the way for Cedric Washington's 1,000-yard+ season?had 11 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown in the regular season?had four catches for 47 yards in the Insight.com Bowl?had two catches for 22 yards against Notre Dame?made two key receptions for 69 yards, one of which went for 40 yards, in BC's upset win over Syracuse?hauled in the first touchdown of his career against Temple?has switched from a down lineman to inside linebacker to fullback and now back to middle linebacker for the Eagles?a very competitive and coachable player?after playing a backup role in 1998, he added almost 10 pounds of muscle over the winter and earned the starting nod in 1999.
Played in five games...made five total tackles...had one carry against Temple...made two catches for 31 yards against the Owls.
Saw limited action on the defensive line.
A consensus All-State selection as a senior tight end/linebacker at Loyola High School...captured USA Today All-America honorable mention accolades...was an All-Region choice by the Prep Football Report, Blue Chip Illustrated and SuperPrep magazine...earned All-County, All-City and All-Metro honors in leading his team to the 1995 MIAA-A conference title...recorded 98 tackles (70 solo) and seven sacks as a senior; also caused four turnovers...made 12 receptions for 155 yards...played for head coach Joe Brune...a standout member of the school's basketball team.
Ryan Andrew Burch, born November 1, 1977...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences where he is an economics major... an excellent student, Ryan was an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society...selected as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete...Ryan and his older brother Adam are the sons of Kerrie Burch and S. Frank DeLuca.