Pitt's Burns Hospitalized
Derrick Burns
Panther Digest Publisher
Posted May 22, 2012

Redshirt freshman Derrick Burns battled for first-team reps at fullback this spring, and is expected to do the same in training camp

Pitt redshirt freshman fullback Derrick Burns was rushed to a local hospital for an undisclosed condition. According to a school spokesman, Burns is in stable condition. Pitt released the following statement early Tuesday evening.

"Derrick Burns was admitted to an area hospital this afternoon and is undergoing evaluation for an undisclosed medical condition. Derrick is currently in stable condition and we hope to know more about his situation after further testing."

Burns was the first player to verbally commit to Pitt's 2010 recruiting class--committing in March of 2009, just three months after Burns sported a memorable performance in the 2008 PIAA Class AA state championship game. A starter at both running back and linebacker at Wilmington Area High School, Burns rushed for over 2,600 yards in his junior and senior years combined, with 44 rushing touchdowns and 225 tackles on defense. He was a four-year letterwinner in his high school career.

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