|Date of birth:||September 15, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Thomasville, Georgia|
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Burns attended Thomas County Central High School in Georgia. He was a four-year letterwinner in football, and also won two varsity letters in track. In football, he rushed for 4547 yards and 56 touchdowns during his last two years of high school football, and as a senior, he was named the Georgia Player of the Year, and was an USA Today Honorable Mention All-USA selection. He also has a cousin in Avon, Indiana named Charles Davis Jr. who plays runningback and who is a rising star in the area class of 2012.
Joe Burns retired in 2006 and now is the Co-Founder of RisingSeniors.com and the Georgia Junior Bowl. RisingSeniors.com has formed a very critical alliance with the NFL Players Association to introduce a character and life skills development program designed to provide resources to assist students dealing with the challenges ahead. RisingSeniors.com is a free program created to prepare high school junior student-athletes for their senior year by equipping them with the necessary tools to thrive academically, athletically and socially. We believe these tools are necessary for a successful transition to their senior year, college and beyond. The Georgia Junior Bowl will be the first all-star football game of its kind showcasing the top high school junior football players in the state of Georgia, the purpose of the game is to enhance student athletes recruiting exposure before their senior year. Joe Burns is also educating high school athletes and families across the country on the college recruiting process as an educational speaker for the National Collegiate Scouting Association.
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