Burt, Jim

Graduation Year: 1999
Category: Athlete

Jim Burt, a member of the Class of 1999, established himself as one of the finest student-athletes in BC’s storied history, while starring in baseball and football as a three-year varsity starter in each sport. He was a three-time First Team All-County selection in baseball after seasons during which BC compiled a 79-13 record, reached the Championship Game of the Bergen County Tournament for the only two times in program history and won its only County Championship (1999). He batted .484 or better in each season and finished with outstanding career totals of 151 hits, 140 runs scored, 21 homeruns, 141 RBIs and a career average of .492. A superb football player as well, Jim was a starting linebacker for three seasons during which BC compiled a 31-2 record and won two State Championships. He was a two-time First-Team All-County choice and named to The Record’s “All-Century Team” in each sport. He went on to enjoy a successful baseball career at the University of Miami, becoming the first three-time captain in program history while earning Third Team All-America honors. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays (2003) and the New York Mets (2004).