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Safety Juwan Burgess latest to transfer, IU football up to 25 departed since fall camp

Juwan Burgess will seek a sixth season in college football elsewhere.

A redshirt senior in 2021 for Indiana, Burgess played in 11 games as a reserve safety and on special teams.  He registered 14 tackles including one for a loss.  Over his four year playing career he appeared in 42 games and had 76 tackles including five for loss to go with three passes defended, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.  He redshirted the 2017 season.

His best year was 2019 when Burgess started seven games, had 29 tackles, and shared the team lead with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.  He was IU’s defensive player of the week in a pivotal win over Maryland that season.

Burgess came to IU from the same high school (Plant H.S., Tampa, Fla.) as head coach Tom Allen’s son Thomas and linebacker Micah McFadden.

The 6-foot-1 and 199 pound Burgess was a 3-star recruit out of Plant. He came to IU as the 247Sports Composite’s No. 385 overall prospect, No. 22 athlete and No. 48 player in Florida for the Class of 2017.

He originally committed to USC in 2016 before flipping to IU before the 2017 national signing day.

In total Indiana has seen 25 players depart the program via the transfer portal since the start of 2021 fall camp.  For a complete recap of Indiana’s offseason transfer portal activity, GO HERE.


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