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 Kenni Burns
Kenni Burns

Wide Receivers Coach

First season at UW

Alma mater:
Indiana '06

Kenni Burns will coach the Cowboy wide receivers on Craig Bohl's new coaching staff at Wyoming. Burns has coached the wide receivers the past four seasons at North Dakota State. He will be entering his eighth year as a college coach in 2014. Prior to joining the NDSU coaching staff in 2010, he spent two seasons as the tight ends coach at Southern Illinois. In addition to being part of three National Championships and three Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) titles at NDSU, he was also part of two MVFC titles at Southern Illinois and two FCS playoff appearances with the Salukis.

In 2013, he coached 1,000-yard receiver Zach Vraa, who had 67 receptions for 1,191 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He also coached former NDSU receiver Warren Holloway in 2011, who had 77 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight receiving TDs.

Burns began his coaching career at Millersvile (Pa.) University in 2007, where he coached the running backs.

He played running back himself at Indiana University from 2003-06. Burns was a three-year letterwinner for the Hoosiers.

A native of Springfield, Ill., Burns attended Sacred Heart Griffin (Ill.) High School. He was a three-time All-State player and was the first ever sophomore to receive All-State honors. He also received several All-America honors his senior year. He completed his bachelor's degree at Indiana in December 2006.

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