Class of 2011

Sam Burtch

HometownElmwood, NE
High schoolElmwood-Murdock

Sam Burtch joins the Husker program as a receiver from Elmwood-Murdock High School, where he earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald in 2010. Burtch caught 44 passes for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns to help his team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class C-2 quarterfinals. The 2010 season marked the fourth straight year the school reached at least the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Burtch also caught eight touchdown passes as part of his 26 receptions as a junior. Burtch won the Class C 800 meters at the 2010 Nebraska state track meet and was second in the 400 meters. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, Burtch caught four passes for 76 yards, including touchdown receptions of 12 and 40 yards. Burtch received recruiting interest from Northwest Missouri State before selecting NU.


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