Morgan Burnett

Morgan Mark Burnett (born January 13, 1989) is an American football strong safety who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Georgia Tech. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 71st overall pick.

Morgan Burnett
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Burnett in 2011
No. 42 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Strong safety
Personal information
Born:January 13, 1989 (age 30)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:North Clayton
(College Park, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2018
Total tackles:706
Sacks:7.5
Pass deflections:44
Interceptions:9
Forced fumbles:8
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

High school career

A native of College Park, Georgia, Burnett attended North Clayton High School, where he played for the North Clayton Eagles high school football team. He was named Class AAAA first-team all-state as a senior after earning honorable mention all-state recognition at quarterback as a sophomore. He made 135 tackles as a senior and six interceptions including three that he returned for touchdowns.

Burnett was also a four-year letterman in track & field, where he was one of the states top performers in the triple jump. He got a personal-best leap of 47 ft, 12 in (14.61 meters) in the triple jump.[1] He also competed in the long jump, 400-meters and relays.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Burnett ranked seventh among safety prospects nationwide.[2] He was offered athletic scholarship by a number of high-major schools, including Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia, before choosing to attend Georgia Tech on January 10, 2007.

College career

As a freshman, Burnett played in all 13 games and started against UNC. He subbed at safety and came in on the nickel package all season. Burnett led the team in interceptions (3) and ranked fifth on the team in tackles (57, 37 solo). He subsequently earned ACC All-Freshman team by Sporting News.

As a sophomore in 2008, Burnett started all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets. He recorded 93 tackles, of which 62 were solo. Burnett also had seven interceptions and returned them for 95 yards. In the season opener vs. Jacksonville State, he picked off two Ryan Perrilloux passes, returning one of them 47 yards. Later in the season, he picked off a Matthew Stafford pass and returned it 35 yards for his first career touchdown at Georgia. Burnett was named to a number of All-ACC and All-American teams, including Pro Football Weekly′s 2008 All-America first team.[3]

On January 11, 2010, Burnett announced he would enter his name in the 2010 NFL Draft and forgo his senior season.[4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.51 s 1.57 s 2.56 s 3.92 s 6.87 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
11 ft 8 in
(3.56 m)
14[5]
All values are from NFL Combine/Georgia Tech's Pro day[6][7]

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers selected Burnett in the third round (71st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[8] The Packers acquired the 71st overall pick to draft Burnett after trading the Philadelphia Eagles their third (86th overall) and fourth round (122nd overall) picks.[9] He was the sixth safety selected in 2010.

2010

On July 17, 2010, the Green Bay Packers signed Burnett to a four-year, $3.50 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $875,100.[10]

Burnett entered training camp competing for the job as the starting strong safety against veterans Atari Bigby and Charlie Peprah.[11][12] He progressed quickly and received first team reps after Bigby held out due to a contract dispute.[13] Head coach Mike McCarthy named Burnett the starting strong safety to start the regular season, alongside free safety Nick Collins.[14]

He started the Green Bay Packers' season-opener at the Philadelphia Eagles and recorded two solo tackles during their 27–20 victory. The following week, Burnett recorded a season-high five combined tackles, deflected a pass, and made his first career interception off of a pass by quarterback Trent Edwards in their 34–7 victory over the Buffalo Bills.[15] In Week 4, Burnett made three solo tackles before leaving the 28–26 win against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter after suffering an injury. The next day, it was discovered that Burnett had torn his ACL and was placed on injured reserve three days later for the remainder of the season.[16][17] Burnett finished his rookie season with 14 combined tackles (12 solo), one pass deflection, and an interception in four games and four starts. The Packers finished the 2010 season second in the NFC North with a 10–6 record and went on to win Super Bowl XLV after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31–25.[18]

2011

Burnett returned as the de facto starting strong safety in 2011 after Atari Bigby departed in free agency. He started the Green Bay Packers' season-opener against the New Orleans Saints and collected a career-high 14 combined tackles (seven solo) during a 42–34 victory. The following week, he collected eight solo tackles, two pass deflections, an interception, and made his first career sack on quarterback Cam Newton in the Packers' 30–23 victory at the Carolina Panthers.[19] In Week 3, Burnett made six combined tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted two pass attempts by quarterback Jay Cutler during a 27–17 victory at the Chicago Bears. It marked Burnett's first career multi-interception game.[20] On December 11, 2011, Burnett recorded a season-high ten solo tackles as they routed the Oakland Raiders 46–16.[21] He finished the 2011 season with 107 combined tackles (78 solo), a career-high 11 pass deflections, three interceptions, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.[22]

The Packers finished first in the NFC North 15-1 record and secured a playoff berth and a first round bye. On January 15, 2012, Burnett started his first career playoff game and recorded four combined tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass by Eli Manning as the Packers lost 37-20 to the eventual Super Bowl XLVI Champions the New York Giants in NFC Divisional round.

2012

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers opted to move Burnett to free safety after the Packers moved cornerback Charles Woodson to strong safety due to the release of Nick Collins after he suffered a severe neck injury in 2011.[23]

On September 30, 2012, Burnett recorded a season-high 14 combined tackles (eight solo) and deflected a pass during a 28–27 victory against the New Orleans Saints. In Week 8, he collected 11 combined tackles and sacked Blaine Gabbert in the Packers' 24–15 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[24] On December 2, 2012, Burnett made seven combined tackles, three pass deflections, and intercepted two pass attempts by Christian Ponder during a 23–14 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13.[25] He finished the 2012 season with a 123 combined tackles (88 solo), five pass deflections, two interceptions, and two sacks in 16 games and 16 starts.[22] He was one of two defensive players in the NFL to play every snap in every game in the season, along with James Laurinaitis of the St. Louis Rams. Pro Football Focus graded him out as the 16th best safety in 2012.[26]

2013

On July 15, 2013, the Green Bay Packers signed Burnett to a four-year, $24.75 million contract extension that includes a signing bonus of $8.25 million.[10][27]

Head coach Mike McCarthy named Burnett the starting free safety, alongside M. D. Jennings, who replaced Charles Woodson after his departure to the Oakland Raiders.[28] On August 23, 2013, Burnett made one tackle before leaving the Packers' third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks with a hamstring injury. The injury sidelined him for the first three games of the regular season (Weeks 1–3).[29] In Week 11, Burnett recorded a season-high 12 combined tackles (six solo) during a 27–13 loss at the New York Giants. The following week, he had a season-high eight solo tackles and four assisted tackles in the Packers' 26–26 overtime tie with the Minnesota Vikings. He finished the 2013 season with 96 combined tackles (60 solo) and six pass deflections in 13 games and 13 starts.[22] The Packers finished first in their division with an 11-5 record, but were eliminated after losing in the NFC Divisional round for the third consecutive season. Burnett recorded six solo tackles in their 23–20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.[30]

2014

During the off-season, the Green Bay Packers opted to not resign M. D. Jennings and moved Burnett back to strong safety in his place.[31] Head coach Mike McCarthy named him the starting strong safety, along with free safety Micah Hyde, to begin the 2014 regular season.[32]

In Week 4, Burnett recorded a season-high 13 combined tackles during a 38–17 victory at the Chicago Bears. He missed the Packers' Week 8 loss at the New Orleans Saints after suffering a calf injury.[33] He returned in Week 11 and recorded six combined tackles, a pass deflection, and sacked Jay Cutler during the Packers' 55–14 win against the Chicago Bears. On December 8, 2014, he collected eight combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass by Matt Ryan during a 43–37 win over the Atlanta Falcons.[34] He finished the 2014 season with a career-high 130 combined tackles (94 solo), four pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and an interception in 15 games and 15 starts.[22] His 130 combined tackles led the team and all defensive backs in the league. On January 18, 2015, Burnett collected ten combined tackles (eight solo), a pass deflection, an interception, and sacked Russell Wilson in a 28–22 loss at the Seattle Seahawks.[34]

2015

Head coach Mike McCarthy named Burnett the starting strong safety to start the regular season, opposite HaHa Clinton-Dix.[35] On August 29, 2015, Burnett recorded four solo tackles before leaving the Packers' 39–26 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the third preseason game due to a calf injury. He was inactive for the Packers' season-opening 31–23 victory at the Chicago Bears.[36] In Week 3, he recorded three solo tackles during a 27–17 win against the Seattle Seahawks and went on to miss the next four games (Weeks 3–6) after aggravating his calf injury.[37] On December 20, 2015, Burnett recorded eight combined tackles and a season-high three pass deflections in a 30–20 win at the Oakland Raiders. The following week, he collected a season-high ten combined tackles (eight solo) and broke up a pass as the Packers were routed 38–8 at the Arizona Cardinals.[38] He finished his sixth season in 2015 season with 68 combined tackles (47 solo) and five pass deflections in 11 games and 11 starts.[22] Pro Football Focus ranked him the fourth highest graded safety in 2015 with an overall grade of 88.5 and gave him a coverage grade of 81.2.[39] Burnett was also ranked the third best strong safety in 2015 by Sports Illustrated.[40]

2016

He started the Green Bay Packers' season-opener at the Jacksonville Jaguars and recorded a season-high eight solo tackles, an assisted tackle, and sacked quarterback Blake Bortles during a 27–23 victory. Burnett was inactive for the Packers' Week 3 victory at the Detroit Lions due to a groin injury he sustained the previous week.[41] On October 16, 2016, Burnett collected a season-high ten combined tackles, deflected two passes, and intercepted a pass by Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo in their 30–16 loss. He finished the 2016 season with 93 combined tackles (70 solo), nine pass deflections, three sacks, and two interceptions in 15 games and 15 starts.[22] He received an overall grade of 84.0 from Pro Football Focus, ranking 15th among all qualified safeties in 2016.[42]

2017

In Week 4, Burnett recorded a season-high nine combined tackles during a 35–14 victory over the Chicago Bears. He missed two consecutive games (Weeks 6–7) after sustaining a hamstring injury.[43] On November 6, 2017, he made five combined tackles during a 30–17 loss to the Detroit Lions before leaving in the fourth quarter after sustaining a groin injury. The injury sidelined him for the next two games (Weeks 10–11).[44] He returned in Week 12 and made a season-high nine solo tackles during a 31–28 loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished the 2017 season with 68 combined tackles (48 solo) and three pass deflections in 12 games and 12 starts.[22] Pro Football Focus gave Burnett an overall grade of 77.2, which ranked 51st among all qualifying safeties in 2017.[45]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On March 20, 2018, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Burnett to a three-year, $14.35 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $4.25 million.[46][10]

On January 19, 2019, Burnett requested a release Only completing one season out of his three-year contract with The Pittsburgh Steelers

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team Games Tackles
GP GS Total Solo Ast Sck Int
2010 Green Bay Packers 4 4 14 12 2 0 1
2011 Green Bay Packers 16 16 107 78 29 1.0 3
2012 Green Bay Packers 16 16 123 88 35 2.0 2
2013 Green Bay Packers 13 13 96 60 36 0 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 15 15 130 94 36 1.5 1
2015 Green Bay Packers 11 11 68 47 21 0 0
2016 Green Bay Packers 15 15 93 70 23 3.0 2
2017 Green Bay Packers 12 12 68 48 20 0.0 0
Total 102 102 699 497 202 7.5 9
Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Season Team Games Tackles
GP GS Total Solo Ast Sck Int
2011 Green Bay Packers 1 1 4 3 1 0 1
2012 Green Bay Packers 2 2 10 7 3 0 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 1 1 6 6 0 0 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 2 2 14 11 3 2.0 1
2015 Green Bay Packers 2 2 15 9 6 0 0
2016 Green Bay Packers 3 3 15 11 4 0 0
Total 11 11 64 47 17 2.0 2
Source: pro-reference.com

Personal life

Burnett was raised by his parents, Cap and Ellary Burnett, in College Park, Georgia. His older brother, Cap Burnett Jr., played college football at Georgia (1999-2002) and is currently the head coach of North Clayton High School's football team.[47] His father played college football at the Memphis State and had a minor stint with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL. Burnett's father passed away in 2015 from a heart attack.[48] He also holds the Morgan Burnett Football Camp, which is an annual free youth football camp held in Riverside, Colquitt County, Georgia for children 6-14.[49] He grew up as a fan of the Atlanta Falcons.

Nicolette Aaron and Burnett established the Burnett Family Foundation which holds an annual turkey drive to aide families and give them the necessities to have a Thanksgiving dinner.[50] They currently reside in College Park, Georgia with their two sons named Morgan Jr. and Logan.[51]

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The 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's coach was former Dallas Cowboys, Samford Bulldogs, and Troy Trojans coach Chan Gailey. It played its home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

2008 College Football All-America Team

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2008 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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2009 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

The 2009 ACC football season was an NCAA football season that was played from September 3, 2009, to January 5, 2010. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 12 members in two divisions. The Atlantic division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. The Coastal division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions met in the 2009 ACC Championship Game, where Georgia Tech defeated Clemson by a score of 39–34. Georgia Tech represented the ACC in the BCS, being invited to the FedEx Orange Bowl where they lost to Iowa. The ACC had a total of seven teams play in a bowl game and finished the bowl season with a record of 3–4.

2009 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

The 2009 Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by second year head coach Paul Johnson. Georgia Tech played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field in Atlanta.

The Yellow Jackets finished the season 11–3, 7–1 in ACC play, represented the coastal division in the ACC Championship Game where they defeated Atlantic Division champion Clemson 39–34 to earn the ACC's automatic bid to the BCS. The Yellow Jackets would be invited to the FedEx Orange Bowl where they lost 24–14 to Iowa. The ACC Championship was vacated by the NCAA because AD Dan Radakovich told coach Paul Johnson about the investigation, while the NCAA told him not to. Radakovich quickly left to become Clemson's AD.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2011 Green Bay Packers season

The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 93rd season overall and their 91st in the National Football League, and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team not only improved on their 10–6 record from a season earlier, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to win 15 games during the regular season. As of 2017, the 15–1 record stands as the best in team history. The Packers won their first 13 games of the season to extend their winning streak from the previous season to 19, the second-longest in NFL history behind the 21-game winning streak of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and also tied the record for the best start to a season in NFC history that the New Orleans Saints had set in 2009. The only loss for the Packers during the regular season was a Week 15 defeat in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also became the first NFC North team to go undefeated in the division since the 1987 Chicago Bears.

Statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the Packers were, play for play, the best team in the NFL in 2011 (though they received the second-lowest rating for a number-1 team since the 1993 San Francisco 49ers). According to the site, the Packers' offense was historically prolific, ranking as the second-best pass offense and third-best total offense since they began calculating. Furthermore, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fourth-most-prolific season, play by play, since calculations began and some have called it one of the most efficient seasons ever by a quarterback by setting the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season (122.5). The 2011 Packers are one of only five teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season and one of only two teams to score 42 points or more in at least six games, the other being the 2013 Broncos. The Packers' 70 total touchdowns are tied with the 1984 Dolphins for the third-most touchdowns scored in a season, and their 51 total touchdown passes are tied with the 2004 Colts for second-most touchdown passes in a season. The defense was ranked last, 32nd, in the league in yards allowed and surrendered an NFL record 4,796 passing yards despite leading the league in interceptions, with 31.

With their record-setting offense, their 15–1 record, and their having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Packers were aiming to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. However, the Packers instead became the first team to finish with at least 15 victories and not win a playoff game, as they were beaten in a shocking upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 37–20 at Lambeau Field. The Packers became just the sixth team to win 15 games in the regular season, joining the 1984 49ers, 1985 Bears, 1998 Vikings, 2004 Steelers and the 2007 Patriots, who finished the regular season undefeated at 16–0. The Packers became the fourth consecutive team with at least fifteen victories to fail to win the Super Bowl.

2012 Green Bay Packers season

The 2012 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 94th season overall and their 92nd in the National Football League, and the seventh under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers won the NFC North division title for the second year in a row with an 11–5 record. The Packers lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to the eventual NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers by the score of 45-31, finishing with a postseason record of 1-1.

The Packers offense finished the season fifth in points and eleventh in yards per game. The defense finished eleventh in points allowed and twenty-second in yards allowed per game.

2013 Green Bay Packers season

The 2013 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 95th season overall, the 93rd in the National Football League, and the eighth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers came into the 2013 season looking to win the NFC North for the 3rd year in a row. They came off a 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs the previous season. The Packers started the 2013 season in a rematch with the 49ers, to whom they lost 34-28. After winning their home opener against the Redskins, Green Bay lost 34-30 in Cincinnati to the Bengals after holding a 30-14 lead in the 3rd quarter. Following the loss in Cincinnati, the Packers won 4 games in a row to sit at 5-2 before losing a Monday Night game at home to the Bears, 27-20. In that game, the Packers lost star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone in the 1st quarter. He would be replaced by backups Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn during recovery. In week 12, the Packers tied the Vikings 26-26; it was Green Bay's first tie since 1987.

The Packers would lose the next game 40-10 to the Lions on Thanksgiving to sit at 5-6-1, threatening to miss the postseason for the first time since 2008. The Packers then rallied to beat the Falcons 22-21 to even their record at 6-6-1. The following week, the Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 in Dallas after they had trailed 26-3 at halftime. The comeback was the largest in franchise history. The Packers would then lose a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 at home to sit at 7-7-1, the first meeting between the teams since Super Bowl XLV. The following week, the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 33-28 at Soldier Field to clinch the NFC North in a game in which the winner would've clinched the division. The game is well-known for a touchdown catch made by Randall Cobb from Aaron Rodgers with less than a minute remaining to seal the win. The play came on a 4th and 8 situation in which Cobb was wide open near the endzone. The Packers entered the playoffs as the 4 seed in the NFC. In the wild card game, they lost 23–20 in a rematch with the 49ers on a Phil Dawson field goal as time expired. The game was one of the coldest in NFL playoff history, with a final temperature of 5 °F (-15 °C)

The Packers would again lose Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury almost four years later in 2017. However, the team’s fortunes without Rodgers were much poorer the second time; the team would fail to win the division that year, finishing in third behind a more competent Detroit Lions team and surrendering the division title to arguably one of the most talented Minnesota Vikings teams in years. As a result, the Packers did not qualify for the postseason that year.

2014 Green Bay Packers season

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 96th season overall, the 94th in the National Football League, and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team tied with four other teams for a league-best 12 wins and 4 losses, while also adding a fourth consecutive NFC North division title. The club went undefeated at home for the first time since 2011. They also led the league in scoring, with 486 points, the second-most in franchise history. It marked the first time since the 2009 season that the team had a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers, and a 1,000-yard rusher. They won the divisional round playoff game against the Cowboys, but then lost the conference championship game against the Seattle Seahawks in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the league's Most Valuable Player.The Packers made the playoffs for the sixth straight season, tying the record set between 1993–98.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2019 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 2019 season will be the Pittsburgh Steelers' upcoming 87th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League. It will also mark the 20th season under leadership of general manager Kevin Colbert and the 13th under head coach Mike Tomlin.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha’Sean "Ha Ha" Treshon Clinton-Dix (born December 21, 1992) is an American football safety for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, winning two national championships. Clinton-Dix was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and was selected for the 2017 Pro Bowl.

Josh Jones (American football)

Josh Jones (born September 20, 1994) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State.

Kentrell Brice

Kentrell Montez Brice (born August 11, 1994) is an American football strong safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana Tech and signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Micah Hyde (American football)

Micah Richmond Hyde (born December 31, 1990) is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

North Clayton High School

North Clayton High School is a four-year public high school located in College Park, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Clayton County Public Schools. The school was created in 1937 as Flat Rock School, serving 44 students in grades 8-10 with eight teachers. Grades 11 and 12 were added the following year, and the school was given its current name.North Clayton is one of two high schools in Clayton County that offer the International Baccalaureate Organization program to excelling students. North Clayton has been an IB World School since May 2006. Students receive the IB Diploma Programme after passing a series of vigorous examinations such as IB Math, IB History, and IB foreign languages.As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,568 students and a faculty of 81.3 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 19.3.

Roy Burnett

Roy Burnett (6 October 1926 – 30 July 1998) was a Wales international rugby union player who also played for the Barbarians.

Burnett made 373 appearances for Newport RFC. He captained the team in the 1952-53 season and also in 1950-51 in the absence of Ken Jones.

Burnett was unlucky only to win one cap for the Wales national rugby union team primarily because he had to compete against Cliff Morgan.

Burnett turned town an offer of £3000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £185,500 in 2013) to change codes to rugby league and join Huddersfield.

Terrell Edmunds

FeDerius Terrell Edmunds (born January 20, 1997) is an American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech.

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