Georgia senior offensive guard Chris Burnette is the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week.
Burnette has participated in the Home Runs for Hometown Rivals Baseball Game for special needs athletes at UGA’s Foley Field. Volunteers are paired with Clarke County Special Education students, assist the athletes with their pre-game meal and then spend time with the athlete in the dugout, at bat and running the bases. He also participated in “UGA Day – Learn, Play, Excel” in Atlanta to talk with children from Drew Charter School about the importance of education and college attendance, respecting authority, anti-bullying and perseverance.
Burnette has also visited patients at Camp Sunshine, which provides recreational, educational and support programs for children with cancer and their families. In addition, Burnette participated in the Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer Golf Tournament, which is designed to raise awareness and money for research for a cure to breast cancer.
Burnette has been inducted into the UGA Leadership Education Development program, the student-athlete group recognized for academic and athletic success, leadership, campus and community
A finance major, Burnette has been a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He was named a top-10 finalists for the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. Burnette started 24 games in 2011 and 2012 and was voted to the All-SEC Coaches' second team in 2012.