By: Anna Claire Thomas
LA Tech defeated UTEP, 55-3
Burch rejoins program for final season of eligibility
27 Louisiana Tech student-athletes will earn their degrees Saturday
More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
2013: Did not play football ... Member of baseball team ... Completed baseball career with .227 career average including 83 hits and 47 runs scored with 35 RBI ... Ranked tied for seventh in the nation in assists among outfielders ... Rejoined football program over the summer.
2012: Did not play football ... Member of baseball team.
2011: Served as the holder on special teams while completing one pass ... Completed a 12-yard pass to Matt Broha on a 4th-and-4 fake field goal play, keeping an eventual touchdown-scoring drive alive in a 35-34 loss to Houston (9/17).
2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: Lettered four years for Mickey McCarty at Neville High School ... Named the state championship game MVP after completing 17-for-25 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 91 yards ... Throughout his senior year, named all-state honorable mention, all-Northeast Louisiana first team and MVP by the Monroe News-Star, and all-district first team ... After earning all-district honorable mention honors his sophomore year, earned all-district first team and all-Northeast Louisiana honorable mention his junior season ... Finished his senior season completing 109-of-201 passes for 1,680 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions ... Also received four letters in baseball and two in soccer while serving as student body president, president of the Student Council and was a member of FCA.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Bradford Burch ... Son of Brad and Deena Burch ... Has two sisters, Ashton (17) and Amanda (10) ... Chose Louisiana Tech because of the town, the campus and the atmosphere surrounding everything ... Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Memphis, TCU and Tulsa ... Born on Oct. 2, 1991 in Monroe, La.