Numerical Roster Countdown: Day 60, Dallas Burroughs

Just two months away now from the Broncos date with density destiny. Visit Zabransky's shrink if you have to, just get your heads in the game.

We've got 60 days until kickoff...but that number has yet to be assigned (officially) on the Bronco roster, so today we'll highlight a random, numberless soul for #60—Dallas Burroughs

#60, Dallas Burroughs, True Freshman, WR

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Stats

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 170 lbs. 

High School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, ID

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Ran—and quickly I might add. You all know by now that Dallas is the younger brother of Bronco wideout Mitch Burroughs. The Burroughs clan has football in their blood, and Dallas might be the best of the bunch. At Rocky Mountain, Dallas earned three varsity letters in football and made first team all-state and All-SIC as a senior after hauling in 75 receptions for 1,358 yards and 14 TDs and rushing for another 304 yards on 20 carries. Dallas won state championships on the track in the 100m and 200m in 2011, shattering long-standing records in the process. Burroughs fielded scholarship offers from Army and Utah State along with his Bronco offer, but luckily for the Broncos, blood is thicker than bad football.

Nickname

"Speedy"

If you're under 6-foot and fleet of foot...this is the default nickname. Sorry, thems the breaks.

Look-a-like 

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Career highlights

Featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in June 27th issue. Shattered 25 year-old 100m record at state track meet by posting a wind-legal 10.34 time—also one of the nation's best on the year. All-state and All-SIC in football as a senior.

Career lowlight

After winning state championships in the 100m and 200m events; tried to win a title in 300m event, but it didn't exist.

2011 prospectus

Oh boy...we've got a fast one on our hands. 

After much hand-wringing and trepidation over the loss of speedy wideout Titus Young, the Broncos may have found a solid replacement right here at home with the addition of Burroughs. Burroughs may not possess the "quicks" or lateral movement of Young yet, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone that will match his straight line speed...and that bodes well for the future of the Bronco receiving game. Burroughs isn't big, but his speed will present match up problems for many a DB and if he can perfect his "first step" off the line, CBs aren't going to be able to get out of their backpedal quick enough to cover him downfield. Bombs away!

The Bronco coaching staff has made no secret of the fact that they want to start a handful of true freshmen in 2011, both to meet depth needs and to balance out the classes. Honestly, I think Burroughs will be one of those frosh. Burroughs may well lack polish, but perhaps no incoming freshman on the roster will be as accustomed to "D1 speed" as Burroughs, who is legitimately one of the fastest kids in the country. I think when Fall Camp opens, the younger Burroughs will get some looks in the return game and as a slotback. Brent Pease may even be dreaming up some wildcat formations to maximize Burroughs' blazing speed. At any rate, I think we've got a good one in Burroughs, and if he plays this season, look for him to stretch the field, either hauling in Kellen Moore double rainbows or opening up the mid-range attacks for the rest of the WR corps.

Completely made up fact

Dallas has always been fast. In 1st grade, at his elementary school's field day, the burlap burst into flames during his sack race.

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