Georgia Tech linebacker Julian Burnett's football career came to an end because of a neck injury, and his teammates are going to honor him by wearing his No. 40 jersey in 2012. Nose tackle T.J. Barnes will wear the number in Monday night's game against Virginia Tech.
"We’re trying to do something for Julian," Barnes said at the team’s media day Aug. 4. "He was a big part of the team the past couple of years."
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Burnett suffered the injury during Georgia Tech's 30-27 loss to Utah in the 2011 Sun Bowl.
Monday's game begins at 8 p.m. ET.
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