Burnham Wins Michigan’s Gatorade Player of the Year

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central senior Joshua Burnham won the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Michigan.

Burnham played quarterback and linebacker for the Trojans this past season, helping them make it to the state championship in Div. 2. He had 29 touchdowns and 102 tackles this season.

He said he had no idea he was receiving the award on Tuesday.

“It was definitely a big surprise to me. I got called in for like an interview thing, and I had no idea what was going on and then they brought in the trophy, so it was really awesome,” Burnham said. “It’s a huge honor to be recognized as top player in Michigan. There’s not a better feeling. Like I said, it’s just a true honor.”

Burnham is committed to playing at Notre Dame next year in football.

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