B1.11.10.11.Burton

In this file photo from Nov. 10, 2011, Manhattan High football coach Joe Schartz celebrates with the Deante Burton during MHS’ blowout victory over Dodge City High School. Schartz said Burton "refused to quit" on his journey to the NFL. 

Deante Burton has found a new home.

Burton, a Manhattan High and Kansas State alum, signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. A wide receiver during his time at K-State, he had been a member of the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. Burton flipped from receiver to cornerback in 2017, when he played for the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Burton has played three career games, all coming last season with the Falcons and Houston Texans. Two of those games were against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Burton caught 84 passes for 1,085 yards and five touchdowns during his time with the Wildcats.

During his senior season at MHS in 2011, Burton scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. He caught 20 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns and ran 15 times for 216 yards and three more scores.

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