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Donate to Support Artie Burns and His Family

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A donation fund has been set up to help Miami Hurricanes junior cornerback Artie Burns and his family in their time of need after his mother Dana Smith passed away in the early morning hours of Oct. 27.

NCAA rules permit an institution to run a fundraiser for student-athletes in catastrophic circumstances. The University of Miami has begun this process for Artie and his family by setting up a GoFundMe page to provide support for funeral, medical, and related expenses.

Smith, a former track star at Miami Northwestern High, has raised Artie, 20, and his two younger brothers.

It is imperative that any member of the Miami community who wishes to donate money to the Burns family follow the procedure above in order to ensure Artie’s eligibility is not put in jeopardy.

Please make sure all money is provided through the GoFundMe page and not given directly to Artie or any member of the Burns family.

Burns has started at cornerback in every game this season and is one of just nine players nationally that has at least five interceptions. The Miami native also is an accomplished track and field athlete. He finished second in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.70 seconds at the ACC Championships and also competed in the NCAA Championships.

The entire University of Miami family thanks you in advance for your generosity to Artie and the Burns family.