Michael Burke, son of Todd and Amy Burke, is a senior at Brentwood High School and a member of the Varsity Football Team.
He plays the positions of wide receiver and running back for the team. This season, he said that becoming the Region 6 6A champions was the accomplishment he is most proud of.
Burke’s older brother also played for Coach Crawford at Brentwood High. He was the one who encouraged Michael to play.
When asked what inspires him to train and compete he said, “To be the best I can be,” adding, “… my teammates and coaches encourage me.”
One of his biggest role models is Coach Crawford.
“He showed me what passion looks like,” he said. “[He] makes me the best person I can be.”
When he’s not playing football, Burke said his favorite thing to do is just spend time with friends and family.
After graduating this year, he plans to pursue a degree in business at The University of Tennessee- Knoxville.