CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year senior and three-year letterwinner enters spring practice as the starting split end . . . has 80 catches for 916 yards (11.4 avg.) and three touchdowns in 37 career games, including 10 starts . . . also has 105 rushing yards on 13 carries (8.1 avg.).
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Ranked tied for second on the team with 29 catches for 358 yards (12.3 avg.) . . . the 29 catches tied a career high . . . also had 39 rushing yards on eight carries (4.9 avg.) . . . 19 of his 29 catches (65 percent) went for either a first down or a touchdown . . . had four receptions of 20-plus yards . . . offensive recipient of MSU’s Tommy Love Award (most improved player) . . . caught four passes for 57 yards, including a career-long 39-yard reception, in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic win over No. 5 Baylor . . . had three catches for 32 yards at Penn State . . . had four receptions for 41 yards vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . caught two passes for 35 yards in the win over Michigan . . . had a season-high five catches for 48 yards at Indiana . . . recorded his first receiving touchdown of the season with an acrobatic 13-yard TD catch in the third quarter at Purdue; finished the game with 35 all-purpose yards (three rushes for 14 yards; two catches for 21 yards) . . . had two receptions for 37 yards vs. No. 19 Nebraska . . . hauled in two catches for 30 yards, including a 22-yarder, at No. 3 Oregon . . . had 26 all-purpose yards in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (two carries for 18 yards; one catch for 8 yards).
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked fifth on the team with 22 receptions for 194 yards (8.8 avg.) . . . had 62 rushing yards on four attempts (15.5 avg.) . . . also saw action on special teams . . . was slowed by a hamstring injury in the middle of the season . . . compiled 47 all-purpose yards vs. Minnesota (two catches for 12 yards; 35-yard rush) . . . had two catches for 22 yards at Northwestern in his first extended action since Oct. 5 at Iowa . . . saw limited action against Nebraska and Michigan . . . did not play at Illinois (injury) . . . saw limited action against Purdue (injury) . . . had four receptions for 20 yards at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . caught three passes for 44 yards, including a 26-yard reception, vs. Youngstown State . . . had four catches for 16 yards in season opener against Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman saw action in 11 games, including seven starts (Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, TCU) . . . ranked fifth on the team in receiving yards (364) and sixth in receptions (29) . . . had five catches of 20-plus yards . . . named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team by ESPN.com and BTN.com . . . among Big Ten freshmen, ranked second in receptions (29) and tied for second in receiving yards (364) . . . 13 of his 29 catches (45 percent) resulted in a first down . . . had three receptions for 22 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown in the third quarter, in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over TCU . . . collected four receptions for 47 yards vs. Northwestern, including his first career touchdown catch on a 15-yard pass from Andrew Maxwell . . . led the Spartans with six catches for 51 yards at No. 23 Michigan . . . had five catches for 89 yards vs. Iowa . . . became just the second freshman – and first true freshman – in Michigan State history to record a 100-yard receiving game, with eight receptions for 134 yards as the Spartans rallied from a 17-point deficit for a 31-27 victory at Indiana; his totals marked season highs for a Spartan wide receiver . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance against the Hoosiers . . . the 134 receiving yards also set a Spartan single-game freshman record (previous: red-shirt freshman Terry Love had nine catches for 103 yards vs. Iowa in 2004) . . . helped spark MSU’s second-half rally against the Hoosiers, with five receptions for 96 yards coming after halftime; he had at least one reception on four of MSU’s five scoring drives . . . caught two passes for 14 yards in his collegiate debut against Central Michigan . . . missed a majority of preseason camp with a knee injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top players by Scout.com (No. 63), 247Sports.com (No. 85), Rivals.com (No. 103) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 119) . . . rated among the country’s top wide receivers by Scout.com (No. 9), 247Sports.com (No. 9), SuperPrep (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 16), CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) and ESPN.com (No. 44) . . . ranked the state’s No. 1 senior by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com, Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 5) and ESPN.com (No. 32) . . . selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2012 East-West All-Star Game . . . two-year starter for Coach John Herrington at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . two-time Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team selection (2010, 2011) . . . named to the 2011 Associated Press and Detroit News Division 1-2 All-State Team . . . had 32 receptions for 753 yards (23.5 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . also returned an interception 99 yards for a TD and a kickoff 95 yards for a score in 2011 . . . caught four passes for 121 yards, including a 69-yard TD grab, in the 2011 playoff opener vs. Birmingham Seaholm . . . had 215 receiving yards and three TD receptions vs. Southfield-Lathrup as a senior . . . had 36 catches for 720 yards (20.0 avg.) and nine TDs as a junior while helping lead the Hawks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 2 state championship . . . accounted for 613 combined return yards in 2010 . . . recorded 24 tackles, 13 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a junior, returning two of those picks for TDs . . . had eight receptions for 123 yards and two scores (26 and 10 yards) vs. Lowell in 2010 state championship game . . . caught 46 passes for 752 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight TDs as a sophomore . . . son of Nora Clemons Florence . . . born Dec. 23, 1993 . . . sociology major.
BURBRIDGE’S CAREER HIGHS
Receiving Yards: 134, vs. Indiana (10/6/12)
Receptions: 8, vs. Indiana (10/6/12)
TD Catches: 1, twice (last vs. TCU, 12/29/12)