Blake Burdette is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is an accomplished rugby coach and former USA Eagle hooker and prop. He made his international debut in 2006 against Uruguay. Burdette played for the USA Eagles in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Burdette coached the Pennsylvania State University Men’s Rugby Team.In 2002, Burdette played as a University of Utah football walk-on. In his senior year, Burdette was nicknamed the ‘Utah Man’ on the campus’ football team. Burdette played every game in the 2004 season for the Utah Utes football team, and played for the Utes as an 4x All-American rugby player (2003-2006), before dedicating his time to playing professional rugby in England.