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D.J. Burris was born on July 11, 1987 in Kenton, Ohio. He attended Kenton High School in Ohio before joining the University of Minnesota Gophers football team in 2006. He redshirted for the Gophers football team in 2006.
D.J. Burris Was a three-time first-team AP All-Ohio selection in high school. The cool-headed center was ranked the 15th best center in the nation by Rivals. Besides football, D.J. Burris was a three-time state champion in powerlifting and a three-year letterwinner in track.
Burris' freshman season with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was incredibly successful. He earned freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News and started 11 games. University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football Coach Tim Brewster recognized Burris as an integral member of a Gophers football offensive line unit that yielded just 13 sacks on 467 pass attempts. Burris earned his first letter, Academic All-Big Ten award, and a scholar-athlete award.
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