2011 Injury concerns forced Burrow off the field after the Commodores' season-opening win over Elon... Burrow opened the season as a starter at left guard, but did not see action in more games.
2010 Working on the offensive line for the first full season, Burrow became a mainstay on the Commodore interior front... Athletic and agile, Burrow spent much of the season working with position coach Herb Hand getting a grasp on the responsibilities and techniques needed for effective play at the unfamiliar position... While seeing action in every game at left guard, Burrow also earned nine starting assignments for line corps that entered season lacking depth and game experience... First career start came in opener against Northwestern... Missed starts against Ole Miss, Connecticut and Eastern Michigan... Started last seven games of the season.
2009 Burrow demonstrated solid work ethic as scout team defensive tackle/end while continuing to add bulk during second year on campus... Named team's top defensive scout after practices leading to Mississippi State game... During the season, Burrow moved to offensive line, impressing coaches with his blocking abilities.
2008 Burrow redshirted this season, his first on the Vanderbilt campus..Worked as defensive end on practice squads.
High School Named permanent captain after season... Four-year varsity letter winner; three-year starter at DE... Posted 138 total tackles, nine QB sacks and six forced fumbles as senior... Accumulated nearly 400 tackles in career... Helped squad to state playoffs in 2006... Two-time All-State and two-time north Jefferson County Defensive Player of the Year... Power forward in basketball... Lettered in baseball and track... Named Mr. Mortimer Jordan... National Honor Society member... Regional winner of prestigious Bryant-Jordan Scholarship.
Personal John Allen Burrow... Son of Mike and Vivian Burrow... Born Nov. 20, 1989... Has an older sister and two younger brothers... Dad coaches and teaches at Jordan H.S.; mom is an editor... Father also was an All-SEC offensive lineman at Auburn, drafted by Buffalo Bills... Plays the piano.