ONLY ON 7: Brother of Morgan Burnett, talks family, focus and football
At North Clayton High School, south of Atlanta, their head football coach is excited for this week's NFC Championship game beaming with green and gold pride. Meet Cap Burnett, older brother to Packers' safety Morgan Burnett.
“I've been just as excited today as I'm, playing in the game, man,” he explained Friday during an interview with NewsChannel 7 Sports Director, Dale Ryman.
A former standout himself at Georgia, Cap was an assistant for the Eagles during Morgan's high school days.
“I was a little hard on him, not gonna lie. He would do something and everybody was like, 'Oooohhhh Aaahhh', Cap Burnett recalled.
“And then it's time for my brother to come give me a reality check,” said Morgan Burnett. “Like, it's good on this level but if you're trying to get to the college level and beyond that, this is what you have to do.”
“We're both men now, with families. So it's not just about football we talk about. We talk about life,” Cap said.
“To me, my idol was my brother. I wanted to do everything my brother did,” Morgan explain.
Morgan made a little bit of news for the Packers earlier this year when he played a hybrid linebacker, but that versatility comes as no surprise to his brother.
“He came here as a freshman and started at quarterback and free safety. That's not easy to do,” Cap recalled.
And when the Packers punch their ticket to Super Bowl LI on Sunday...
“I'll feel like I'm the tallest man at the dome that day. With my arms stretched up. 'Cause I know it'll be a special moment for him,” Cap shared.
The Packers take on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. Kick off is at 2:05 on FOX WZAW-TV.