|No. 53 - Carolina Panthers|
|Born:||April 23, 1998|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019|
|Player stats at PFR|
Burns attended American Heritage School, where he played high school football. Over his junior and senior seasons, he had 135 tackles and 28 sacks combined and helped his team win state titles. Burns played in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He committed to Florida State University to play college football.
As a freshman at Florida State in 2016, Burns played in all 13 games and led all freshman in the country with 9.5 sacks. As a sophomore in 2017, he started all 13 games and had 48 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As a junior in 2018, Burns started all 12 games, recording 52 tackles and 10 sacks. After the season, Burns decided to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||Wonderlic|
|6 ft in
|10 ft 9 in
|All values are from NFL Scouting Combine|
Burns made his NFL debut in week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. In the game, Burns sacked Jared Goff as the Panthers lost 27-30.  In week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Burns sacked Jameis Winston in the 20-14 loss.  In week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Burns recorded a sack forced fumble on Gardner Minshew II and recovered the ball in the 34-27 win.