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Burton rides the emotions with the Vols

November 5, 2013

Starkville Academy kicker Jonathon Burton (64) approaches the football to kid as Houston Massey, left, prepares to get down the field in coverage. (Submitted photo)

Being a kicker is fickle position.
If they make a game-winning field goal, they are the hero. If they miss one, suddenly, they are the loneliest man on the team.
As the kicker for Starkville Academy, Jonathon Burton knows both of those emotions and that is exactly what he loves about his role.
“I like all the attention because everybody is watching you in that one moment,” Burton said. “It is an awesome feeling once you make the kick. There is also a down side to that because if you mess up, then everybody is like it was the kicker’s fault.”

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