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NEN Xtra – Jake Burt–the hometown kid, putting pads on for his favorite team

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CHESTNUT HILL, MA – OCTOBER 13: Jake Burt #84, Tommy Sweeney #89 and Connor Strachan #13 of the Boston College Eagles lead the celebrations after the victory over the Louisville Cardinals at Alumni Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

Jake Burt grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. So naturally, he became a die hard Patriots fan. Now in 2020, he can love them a little bit more–because he’s one of them.

Burt was signed as an undrafted rookie by the Patriots on May 5. He joins an extremely young tight end group, including four other rookies.

Burt called it a “dream come true” on Thursday. He also expressed just how surreal it was.

“Everyday when I walk into this building, I’m extremely grateful to the Patriots and the entire organization,” Burt said. “I couldn’t be more happy every single day. There’s no other place I’d rather be.”

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