Published:
Wednesday, January 4th 2017

Freshman Troy Burnett named All-American Honorable Mention

Kilgore College freshman linebacker Troy Burnett has been named as a 2016 All-American Honorable Mention by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Burnett, from Missouri City, TX, racked up 167 tackles (99 solo and 68 assists) to help propel KC to a season ending with a bowl bid.

Burnett was ranked first in the nation in tackles per game, averaging 15.2 TPG.

He also had the most returned interceptions for touchdowns in the nation with two on the season.

Complete list of NJCAA All-Americans

PHOTO ABOVE: Troy Burnett celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown against Trinity Valley Community College Nov. 12 in Athens.  Photo by Jamie Maldonado/KC