The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior quarterback led the Sabers to a 14-0 record and the Division 1 state championship this past season. Burkett passed for 3,427 yards and 36 touchdowns, completing 71 percent of his attempts. He also rushed for 335 yards and four scores. In a 38-17 win over Sun Prairie High in the state title game, Burkett passed for a Division I state championship game record 276 yards and three scores. He was the 2021 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year.
Burkett has maintained a weighted 3.18 GPA in the classroom. He has made a verbal commitment to play football on scholarship at the University of Wisconsin next fall.
An intern with the Franklin High TV Company, The Saber Roar, Burkett has volunteered locally as a youth football coach and mentor.