Brandon Burks

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Brandon Burks
35, Brandon Burks, June 22, 2019.jpg
Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-01) November 1, 1993 (age 26)
Enterprise, Alabama
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Daleville (AL)
College:Troy
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:2
Rushing yards:−4
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Brandon Barnard Burks (born November 1, 1993) is an American professional gridiron football running back for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Troy. Burks was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has played also for the New York Jets.

College career[edit]

Burks attended Troy, where he played college football for the Trojans.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
4.56 s 1.52 s 2.63 s 4.18 s 6.88 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
24 reps 18[1]
All values are from Pro Day[2]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Burks signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 9, 2016.[3] On September 5, 2016, he was released by the Packers after initially making the 53-man roster the day before.[4] Burks was signed to the Packers' practice squad on November 2, 2016.[5] On November 11, 2016, he was released from the Packers' practice squad.[6]

New York Jets[edit]

On December 14, 2016, Burks was signed to the Jets' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2016.[7] On April 26, 2017, Burks was waived by the Jets.[8]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

In April 2018, Burks participated in The Spring League, a developmental league to highlight players in front of NFL and CFL scouts. Burks was the first player signed to a professional team when he agreed to terms with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL on April 16.[9][10] Burks made a splash during the preseason, recreating a Spring League play[11] when, against the Hamilton Ti-Cats he reversed direction numerous times to avoid tackles for a loss, before streaking for a large gain.[12] In the two preseason games, Burks had 13 carries for 69 yards, as well as two catches for 42 yards and a score. As a result, Burks was assigned to the practice roster after the preseason, but was promoted to the active roster for the team's week 4 game against Edmonton.[13] He was also called up in weeks 6 and 15, handling reserve running back and returner duties in all three games, before being demoted back to the practice roster. Following a season ending injury to starting running back James Wilder Jr., and the trade of backup Martese Jackson, Burks assumed the starting role as the Argos limped to a last place finish to the season. In eight games played, Burks produced 283 yards on 45 carries, 125 yards and a touchdown on 18 receptions, and 72 yards on four kick returns. He was released by the Argonauts on February 3, 2020.[14]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Burks signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on February 11, 2020.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGinn, Bob (May 6, 2016). "A closer look at the Packers rookie free agents". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brandon Burks – Troy, RB : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Packers sign T Jason Spriggs; announce roster moves". Packers.com. May 9, 2016. Archived from the original on November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Packers sign LS Goode; claim RB Pressley". Packers.com. September 5, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Packers sign RB Burks to the practice squad". Packers.com. November 2, 2016. Archived from the original on November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Packers sign TE Beau Sandland to practice squad". Packers.com. November 11, 2016. Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (December 28, 2016). "RB Khiry Robinson Placed on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com.
  8. ^ Allen, Eric (April 26, 2017). "Jets Waive Six Players". NewYorkJets.com.
  9. ^ https://www.thespringleague.com/2018/04/17/congrats-rb-brandon-burks-1st-cfl-signing-spring-leagues-2018-season/
  10. ^ https://www.argonauts.ca/2018/04/16/argos-add-running-back-brandon-burks/
  11. ^ https://www.thespringleague.com/2018/04/09/brandon-burks-electrifying-reverse/
  12. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/2018/06/01/burks-jukes-and-runs-in-for-the-td/
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Toronto born OL Jamal Campbell is staying home". Toronto Argonauts. February 3, 2020.
  15. ^ "Eskimos Add Three on Offense". Esks.com. February 11, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.

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