Washington: Returns for a fifth season on the Husky squad ... will compete for playing time at free safety and on special teams ... father, Al Burleson, Sr., was a three-year letterwinner from 1973-75 and team MVP as a senior ... dad still holds UW record for long interception return (93 yards) he set in classic Apple Cup victory vs. Washington State. 1998: Redshirted the season due to a shoulder injury ... returned for spring practice and came up with big performance during 1999 Spring Game ... had a pair of interceptions in spring game. 1997: Appeared in every game, primarily on special teams ... saw defensive action vs. Michigan State, Arizona and Oregon.
High School and Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1976 in Seattle ... parents are Alvin and Valerie ... father lettered for the Huskies from 1973-75 and was named the KIRO-TV Player of the Year in 1975 ... did not play football until his junior year of high school ... was Garfield's most improved player that season and the MVP as a senior ... picked up honorable mention all-state honors as a prep senior ... played free safety and strong safety ... won MVP honors on basketball team as a junior and senior ... also ran track at Garfield and was team MVP as a junior ... has three younger brothers, including one who will be freshman on the Univ. of Minnesota basketball squad this year ... majoring in social work.