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Kansas State’s Morgan Burns earns another national honor

Kansas State defensive back Morgan Burns (33) races for the goal line on a 97-yard kick off return for the go-ahead touchdown against West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. The host Wildcats won, 24-23.
Kansas State defensive back Morgan Burns (33) races for the goal line on a 97-yard kick off return for the go-ahead touchdown against West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. The host Wildcats won, 24-23. The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State’s Morgan Burns received another national honor Sunday, continuing his impressive start to college football’s award season.

Burns, a senior defensive back, was named second-team All-American by the Associated Press as an all-purpose player.

Burns was previously named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year on Wednesday, a day after he was named first-team All-American as a kick returner by USA Today.

The Wichita native and Trinity Academy product earned all three honors after a fantastic year of special teams plays. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns and also scored on a blocked punt.

He has found the end zone in four consecutive games despite never lining up with K-State’s offense. Burns was also named All-Big 12 kick returner and honorable mention defensive back.

He will play his final game in a K-State uniform on Jan. 2 against Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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