|Born:||December 17, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Bluffton High School|
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Burkholder attended Bluffton High School, in Bluffton, Ohio, where he was a member of the football team. After his senior season, he moved on to Bluffton University where he didn't play his freshman and sophomore years. In 2004, Burkholder became the starting kicker for the Beavers. Burkholder went on to start for two outstanding seasons at Bluffton, being named to 3 All-HCAC teams, and once a National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Adidas All-Great Lakes Region player.
After a great collegiate career, Burkholder played professionally with Canton Cougars and the Marion Blue Racers. After a few games with Marion, Burkholder was signed by the Pittsburgh Power. After a single game with the Power, Burkholder was placed on suspension.