UCLA — This talented youngster made marked improvement during the four weeks of Spring Practice … He should make a contribution on special teams and could see increased action as he gains experience.
2002 — Did not see action in his first year in the program and has four seasons of eligbilty remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters in football at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA for coach Mike Alberghini … Three-star prospect by Max Emfinger … No. 32 linebacker prospect by Max Emfinger … Rated No. 32 linebacker in nation and three-star rating by PacWest Football … Rated No. 4 linebacker in West by PacWest Football.com … PrepStar All-American and No. 3 linebacker in West … Rated No. 57 player in Far West (CA/HI/NV) by SuperPrep … Tom Lemming All-West team (No. 74) … Member of Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team … Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 …Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game … As a senior, he made 92 tackles, including 17 quarterback sacks … Also caused four fumbles and recovered three … Had one 80-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown … Pre-season SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 64 player) … As a junior, he recorded 14 sacks among his 76 tackles … Also made eight tackles for loss, caused six fumbles and recovered four, one for a touchdown … Led the city in sacks in both his junior and senior seasons … Named all-league after his junior and senior seasons … Named first-team all-city after his senior season … Served as team captain in his senior season … Selected to play in the California - Florida all-star game … Also lettered two seasons in basketball for coach Benny Walker … Averaged 12 points and 15 rebounds per game as a senior … Lettered one season in track and field for coach Lynn Reed … Had a best of 49 1/2 in the shot put, 22.8 in the 200, 11.5 in the 100 and 17-0 1/2 in the long jump.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Xavier Lamar Burgess … Born: May 6, 1984 in Sacramento, CA … Parents: Michael and Diana McZeek … Has four brothers — Michael, Jr., Jameel, Marquese, Moses — and three sisters — Justice, Faith and Love … His biggest athletic thrill to date has been the win over rival Nevada Union High his senior season … Patterns his style after former NFL star Deion Sanders and his tenacity after Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens … Hobbies include classic cars and pit-bulls … Favorite class is Economics … Interested in a Sports Medicine major but is currently undeclared.