Christiana Burton

Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2016-2018
Jersey Number: 20
Position: RB
Age: 31
Height: 5-2
Weight: 145
Hometown: Stafford, VA
High School: Colonial Forge HS (VA)
College: ECPI College of Technology
Occupation: PROVEN Management Project Manager


Christiana Burton Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My dad…he’s always been right there to support me, no matter what – from my first baby pageant, to ballet, to training for body building competitions, and now football. This is the same man who gave me his weightlifting straps from 1989 when I decided to do physique competitions, to assist me with my grip when I was lifting heavier weights.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My parents…no matter what I do or why I choose to do it, they either join the journey from the start or whatever I’m doing grows on them.
Who is your female sports idol?
The Border City Roller Girls in Yuma, AZ…these women had a passion for roller derby, and I wish I could have been part of their team for longer than I was. They were my first teammates, and I pray I make them proud.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Barry Sanders…he was explosive and could break through the defensive line to gain some big yards.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Going to the gym and spending time with my boys…they’re the coolest people I know!
What is your favorite travel location?
The Maldives would be great…however, my ideal travel location is anywhere there’s a clear panoramic view of the sunrise and sunset, so I can wake up, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and watch God’s creation rise and set.
What is your favorite food?
Sushi and cheeseburgers.
Who is your favorite musician or group?
Anthony Hamilton, India Arie, and Ledisi.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Driven, charismatic, loving.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To become a nutritionist or athletic trainer, and to run a non-profit organization for young girls (in honor of my godsister who passed in December 2015).
What was the first sport you ever played?
How did you hear about women’s football?
I was invited to try out by two veteran players. I’m honored that they thought I’d be good enough to play on the team.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
It’s therapeutic!
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
It means everything! It means strength, determination, heart, and passion for the game. It means another opportunity to be part of a band of sisters…it is epic.