Morgan Burnett, a former Georgia Tech standout and current member of the Super Bowl winning Green Bay Packers, will be honored by Georgia’s Senate today with resolution 235.
Burnett will be attending the resolution’s reading today. I hope to catch up with him later this morning.
Here’s a copy of the resolution:
Senate Resolution 235
By: Senators Seay of the 34th, Butler of the 55th, Carter of the 42nd and Davis of the 22nd
1 Recognizing and commending Mr. Morgan Burnett; and for other purposes.
2 WHEREAS, Mr. Morgan Burnett has established himself as a stellar football player and has
3 a promising career ahead of him in the National Football League; and
4 WHEREAS, Mr. Burnett graduated from North Clayton High School, was a standout
5 member of the school’s football team, and ran back four interceptions for touchdowns over
6 his final two seasons; and
7 WHEREAS, he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where in just three seasons he
8 intercepted 14 passes, falling just two short of setting the school’s all-time record; and
9 WHEREAS, Mr. Burnett earned second team All-American and first team All-ACC honors
10 as a sophomore at Georgia Tech in 2008, when he picked up seven passes and posted a career
11 high 93 tackles; and
12 WHEREAS, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers traded up 15 spots in the third round to select him
13 as a defensive player; and
14 WHEREAS, Mr. Burnett, number 42 for the Packers, was a member of the 2011 SuperBowl
15 Championship team and has brought great pride and joy to his family, friends, and this state
16 with his amazing athletic achievements.
17 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body
18 recognize Mr. Morgan Burnett for his amazing football career, commend him on reaching
19 his dream of playing in the NFL, and congratulate him on his Super Bowl championship.
20 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed
21 to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Mr. Morgan Burnett.
– Doug Roberson, AJC