LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells added depth to his offensive line Wednesday with the signing of Wofford graduate transfer Josh Burger to an athletic scholarship agreement.
Burger, a two-year starter for Wofford, will have one season of eligibility remaining with the Red Raiders beginning with the 2020 campaign. He will arrive in Lubbock after starting in each of Wofford’s last 25 games, earning All-Southern Conference second team honors by the league coaches in 2018 and then similar accolades by Phil Steele this past season.
Burger was utilized primarily at right tackle for the Terriers, who were among the top FCS programs in the country throughout his tenure. Wofford claimed the Southern Conference title in each of Burger’s three seasons, finishing 10-3 overall in 2017, 9-4 in 2018 and then 8-4 this past season.
Burger, a native of Aurora, Ohio, led the Terriers with 109 knockdown blocks in 2018, eventually collecting Sophomore All-America accolades from Hero Sports. He closed his Wofford career with 292 knockdowns overall after being credited with 115 this past season and then 68 as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
Burger developed into one of the nation’s top offensive linemen in the FCS after signing with the Terriers out of Aurora High School. He garnered All-District, All-Conference and All-Ohio honors during his prep career where he was also a three time All-American as a member of the school’s wrestling program.
Burger will graduate with his degree in finance from Wofford this spring.