Rick Burgess
    Rick Burgess


    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

    High School:
    William T. Dwyer

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 215



    2006: Garnered a share of SIU's Freshman of the Year award...Versatile athlete, who played fullback, wide reciever and on special teams...In 13 games and one start, he had two carries for 46 yards, eight catches for 63 yards and one touchdown, and returned three kicks for 46 yards...Ranked thrid on the team in kickoff return yardage...Hauled in a 6-yard pass for his first career TD against Lock Haven...Caught a pass in each of his last four games of the season...Made first career start against Western Illinois.

    Three-year starter who recorded 122 tackles, 48 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior...Played in the Outback Bowl -- Palm Beach County All-Star game and FACA North-South Florida All-Star game...Honorable mention all-state as a senior...First-team all-area and all-conference as a junior and senior.

    Worth knowing: Born May5, 1988 in Lansing, Mich...Son of Curtis Disque and Theresa Burgess-Disque...Father is an attorney.