At Navy: Enters the fall listed second on the depth chart at nose guard behind Shane Bothel ... versatile player who can also play defensive end ... one of the surprise players of 2009 ... stepped into the starting role at nose guard late in fall camp and played well all season ... one of the strongest lineman, who holds the point of attack ... has earned one varsity letter.
2009: Saw action in 12 contests, including six in which he started ... completed the year with 29 tackles and three pass break-ups ... member of Navy's defense that held Missouri, the nation's 33rd-ranked scoring offense with its 30.3 points per game, to just 13 points in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... was Missouri's third-lowest scoring output of the year and the fewest points since Texas throttled the Tigers 41-7 on Oct. 24 ... after the Tigers scored a TD just 24 seconds into the game, Navy's defense held Missouri without a touchdown for the remainder of the contest ... produced a career-high five tackles, as the Mids held Army to just a field goal in the contest after Ricky Dobbs threw an interception in Navy territory in the first quarter ... Navy's defense has not allowed an Army touchdown in 12-straight quarters (dating back to 2006) ... furthermore, the Mids did not give up an offensive touchdown to Army or Air Force in 2009 ... turned in four tackles, while batting down a pass in the Mids' win over Delaware ... added an assisted tackle against Notre Dame ... in his second straight start, added a pair of solo tackles against Temple ... made his first-career start against Wake Forest ... had his first career forced fumble against Wake ... missed the Rice and SMU games with an injury suffered against Academy rival Air Force ... member of the Mids' defense that did not give up an offensive TD by Air Force and held the Falcons well under its rushing average of 319 yards (183 vs. Navy) ... contributed four tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss in the Mids' win over Western Kentucky ... produced four tackles at Pitt ... tag-teamed with co-captain Ross Pospisil for his first collegiate sack in the Mids' loss to the Panthers ... broke up a Bill Stull pass that Stull then caught and fumbled at the Navy one-yard line ... turned in a solid effort against Louisiana Tech in the Mids' home opener where he contributed a tackle and broke up a pair of passes ... played a phenomenal game against sixth-ranked Ohio State in the opener ... made a then career-high four tackles against Buckeyes.
2008: Played in eight games, including seven of the last eight ... turned in his first collegiate tackle in the Mids' loss to Notre Dame ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' road game against Duke.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Fairfield Union High School, Burge was a three-year letterwinner in both football and basketball ... led the football team to the 2005 and `06 Mid-State League title ... earned All-State (Ohio), all-district, all-county and all-league recognition in football his senior season ... named the district's defensive player of the year in 2006 ... selected as the top lineman in the league during his senior year ... served as co-captain of the football team his senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... sang in the choir in high school and plays guitar ... full name is Chase Anthony Burge ... born Dec. 6, 1988, in Oak Harbor, Wash. ... son of John and Kathy Burge ... majoring in economics.