The defender was a Quakers player between 2009 and 2011 before his performances earned him a move to Fulham.
Towering centre-back Burn, at Blyth Spartans as a teenager before also playing for Yeovil Town on loan, is now a Toon favourite and scored on a famous night as he put Kylian Mbappe in his place at St James Park.
He said after the 4-1 win: “It’s still hard to believe, it’s an incredible night.
“Everyone knows my background and how much it means. Darlington gave me an opportunity and since then things have just grown for me. It’s hard to put into words.”
Burn, 31, previously spoke about the impact former Darlo coach Craig Liddle had on his life.
"I can't give him enough praise for what he's done for me," says Burn.
"I went from working at Asda on a Saturday and playing local with my mates on a Sunday, to three months later I was on the bench in for Darlington.
"He changed me from a lad who just liked playing football into a footballer. Ben, his son, is at Darlington. He used to come and have a kick-about when I was in the youth team.
"He's always someone where if I felt I needed to speak about anything football wise that I could ring him."