Redshirt Sophomore (2011): Reserve offensive lineman that was a member of the squad.
Redshirt-Freshman (2010): Member of the UH squad.
Freshman (2009): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Competed for head coach Cris Massey at Deer Park High... Helped lead team to an 8-2 record and berth in the state playoffs as a senior ... Was an All-District 22-5A First-Team honoree that season and recognized as the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman ... Also earned Academic All-District honors as a senior ... Named to the All-District Second Team as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society and received Academic Award for four straight years.
Personal: Full name is James Lee Burden ... Born March 22, 1991, in Pasadena, Texas ... son of Floyd and Sharen Burden ... Majoring in pre-business.