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Edgar Burton, Duffys High School MVP Nominee

Edgar Burton, OL/Captain, Boynton Beach Community High School Edgar Burton, OL/Captain, Boynton Beach Community High School

By Rachel Leigh - bio | email

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - This week's Duffy's High School MVP of the Week goes to Boynton Beach Community High School senior Edgar Burton, offensive lineman/captain.

Burton has faced a lot of challenges over the years. "I lost my mother at a young age," he said. "Sometimes, I wanted to give it all up, but I've got someone at home who inspired me, my aunt. She raised me and her three children."

Burton is an achiever in the classroom as well and has big plans post high school graduation. "I plan to go to Harvard studying management and business."

He also takes time to give back. "I have like 300 community service hours."

"He epitomizes what we try to strive for here at Boynton Beach," said Coach Swain. "He's excellent in the classroom. He's an excellent leader. He leads by example, and he holds the other players to a high standard. Edgar is just a wonderful young man. He's focus; he's got goals set for himself, and he's going to be something big someday."

Edgar takes his job as captain seriously. "You've got to be a model. You can't be a sometime; you got to do it all the time," he said. "You can't just take this day off saying, 'Oh, I'm going to be captain Friday night' just to get your name called out."

If you want Edgar Burton from Boynton Beach Coummunity High School as your Duffy's High School MVP for the season, click the Facebook recommend button above.  Duffy's will donate $1,000 to the winning MVP's school. The five nominees with the most votes qualify for the final round of judging.

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