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6 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Deante Burton

In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Deante Burton.

Goal No. 6: SELF-DISCIPLINE. Do it right; don't accept less.


#6 Deante Burton
Redshirt Sophomore
6-2 | 205
Manhattan, Kan.


Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Deante Wayne Burton (b. July 12, 1994) is a local product who redshirted the 2012 season before seeing time on special teams and as a reserve wide receiver as a redshirt freshman.

After catching six passes for 48 yards for the Purple team in the 2014 spring game — he was the second-leading receiver — Burton will look to contribute as a wide receiver this season while continuing his help on special teams.

In 2013, Burton saw time in nine games, including the TCU game, in which he recorded a tackle on punt coverage.

Burton helped Manhattan High School to earn an 11-1 record in 2011. He was named a first-team All-Centennial League pick as a senior and captured all-state honors as a defensive back.

He had 20 receptions for 327 yards, five touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in 2011, and also added 216 rushing yards and three scores. He returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the playoffs against Dodge City.

Burton totaled two punt return scores on the year and had 244 yards receiving in 2010 with three touchdowns.

A two-year starter at both wide receiver and defensive back, Burton lettered three seasons for the Indians and compiled a 30-3 record during that time. He might be, in my opinion, the steal of the 2012 recruiting class.

Don't think we landed this player just because he's a homebody who wanted to keep living in his hometown. His film tells a different story. We had to fight some people off for this kid, including Oklahoma State, UCLA and USF.