Oren Burks

Oren Burks (born March 21, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt, and was drafted by the Packers in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Oren Burks
No. 42 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born:March 21, 1995 (age 23)
Alexandria, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:South County (Lorton, Virginia)
College:Vanderbilt
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:23
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

In a game against Kentucky during his sophomore year, Burks intercepted 2 passes, one of which was returned for a touchdown. This feat caused him to become the SEC defensive player of the week.[1] Following his senior season, Burk was also invited to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl as an alternate.[2]

Professional career

External video
Oren Burks' NFL Combine Workout
Oren Burks runs the 40-yard dash
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 BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
233 lb
(106 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.59 s 1.59 s 2.64 s 4.15 s 6.82 s 39 12 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL combine

The Green Bay Packers selected Burks in the third round (88th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[3] The Green Bay Packers traded their fourth (101st overall) and fifth round (147th overall) picks in 2018 to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for the Panthers' third round pick which they used to select Burks.[4] Burks was the 12th linebacker drafted in 2018.

External video
Packers draft Oren Burks 88th overall
NFL Draft Profile: Oren Burks

On May 17, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Burks to a four-year, $3.43 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $820,756.[5][6][7]

Burks entered training camp slated as a backup inside linebacker. He competed against Antonio Morrison to be a starting inside linebacker after Jake Ryan sustained a torn ACL during training camp.[8] Burks sustained a shoulder injury during pre-game warmups before the start of the Packers' third preseason game at the Oakland Raiders. Burks was subsequently inactive for the first two regular season games (Weeks 1–2).[9] Head coach Mike McCarthy named Burks a backup starting inside linebacker, behind Antonio Morrison, upon his return from injury.[10] On September 23, 2018, Burks made his professional regular season debut and recorded two combined tackles during a 31–17 loss at the Washington Redskins in Week 2.[11]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2018 GB 14 4 23 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14 4 23 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

References

  1. ^ Sparks, Adam (November 16, 2015). "Vanderbilt's Oren Burks earns SEC defensive award". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Martin Smith, Alex. "Vanderbilt's Oren Burks gets (very) late Senior Bowl call". SECcountry.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 27, 2018). "Packers trade up, select Vanderbilt LB Oren Burks late in third round". Packers.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Green Bay Packers trade into third round, select LB Oren Burks in NFL Draft". FoxSports.com. April 27, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Packers sign LB Oren Burks". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Packers wrap up draft class by signing Oren Burks". ProFootballTalk. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Spotrac.com: Oren Burks contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Oren Burks' shoulder injury not serious, but Packers still trade for Colts linebacker Antonio Morrison". Madison.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Packers Week 1 injury report: No progress with Oren Burks' shoulder". acmepackingcompany.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Packers 2018 Depth Chart is Out". totalpackers.com. September 6, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "NFL Player stats: Oren Burks (2018)". NFL.com. Retrieved October 1, 2018.

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2013 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 2013 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represents Vanderbilt University during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores play their seven home games at Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee, which has been Vanderbilt football's home stadium since 1922. The 2013 team is coming off back-to-back bowls for the first time in school history. The 2012 season was the best win pct since 1955 (.692) the nine wins was the most since 1915, and the 5 SEC wins was the most since 1935. The 2012 season ended with the current longest win streak in the SEC, needless to say this was one of the best seasons in Vanderbilt football history. The 2013 team was headed by James Franklin who was in his 3rd and final year at Vanderbilt. It marked the Commodores 123rd overall season, 80th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 22nd within the SEC Eastern Division. For the third straight year Vanderbilt had made it to a bowl game the game was the first played after December 31 of the same year of the season. Vandy defeated Houston Cougars in the BBVA Compass Bowl 41–24. Vanderbilt finished with 9 wins back to back for the first time in school history, also for the first time was ranked in the top 25 of AP and Coaches polls in back-to-back years.

2015 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2015 Kentucky Wildcats football team (variously "Kentucky", "UK", or "Wildcats") represents the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats compete in its 122nd season and 82nd as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) as part of its Eastern Division. The team is led by head coach Mark Stoops, which is his third year coaching the team, and the Wildcats play its home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

After the completion of the 2014 season, the Wildcats signed one of their highest rated recruiting classes in February. They completed their spring practice in April.

2015 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2015 Southeastern Conference football season represented the 83rd season of SEC football taking place during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on September 3 with South Carolina defeating North Carolina on ESPN. This was the fourth season for the SEC under realignment that took place in 2012 adding Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12 Conference. The SEC is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference.

The SEC consists of 14 members: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt; and is split up into the East and West divisions, with the champion of each division meeting in Atlanta to compete for the SEC Championship on December 5. Alabama began the season as defending SEC champions as they defeated Missouri in the previous year's championship game. Alabama would then go on to participate in the first ever College Football Playoff as the number one overall seed, and would lose their semi-final match to eventual National Champion Ohio State by a score of 42–35.The SEC entered the 2015 season with high expectations, including a record 10 teams ranked in the preseason AP Poll. Great finishes and bowl wins for teams like Tennessee and Arkansas at the conclusion of 2014, in addition to traditional favorites Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Florida, led many to predict a huge year for the SEC. However, the regular season featured early non-conference upsets including Toledo over Arkansas and Memphis over Ole Miss, and down years from Auburn, Missouri, and South Carolina. Alabama was crowned SEC champions after defeating Florida in the SEC Championship Game, and earned their second consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff. As the number two overall seed, the Tide defeated Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl 38–0, and capped off the season with a 45–40 victory in the National Championship Game over Clemson. The victory secured Alabama's fourth national championship in seven years, and the eighth national championship for the SEC in ten seasons.

2016 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2016 Southeastern Conference football season was the 84th season of SEC football and took place during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on September 1 with Tennessee defeating Appalachian State on the SEC Network. This is the fifth season for the SEC under realignment that took place in 2012 adding Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12 Conference. The SEC is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference.

The SEC consists of 14 members: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt; and is split up into the Western and Eastern divisions, with the champion of each division meeting in Atlanta to compete for the SEC Championship on December 3.

Alabama enters the season as defending SEC champions as they defeated Florida in the previous year's championship game. The Tide would then go on to defeat the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl, but lost to Clemson 35-31 on January 9, 2017 in the National Championship Game.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

2018 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft was the 83rd annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players for the 2018 NFL season. The draft was held on April 26–28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and was the first draft to take place in an NFL stadium and the first to be held in Texas, which won out in a fourteen-city bid. In order to be eligible to enter the draft, players must be at least three years removed from high school. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft was January 15, 2018.Five quarterbacks were selected in the first round—Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, and Lamar Jackson—the second highest number of first-round quarterback selections (tied with the 1999 NFL Draft) after the six selected in the 1983 NFL Draft. The draft was also the first to have siblings—safety Terrell Edmunds and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds—selected in the opening round of the same draft.The 2018 NFL Draft was the first of two professional sports drafts to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex during the calendar year, as the Dallas Stars hosted the 2018 NHL Entry Draft a couple months after the NFL draft. This marked the first time that both the NFL and NHL hosted their drafts in the same sports market in a calendar year.

2018 Senior Bowl

The 2018 Senior Bowl was an all-star college football exhibition game featuring players from the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and prospects for the 2018 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The game was the last of the 2017–18 bowl games and the final game of the 2017 FBS football season. It was sponsored by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and was officially known as the Reese's Senior Bowl.

The game was played on January 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. CST, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, between "North" and "South" teams; coverage of the event was provided by NFL Network.Bowl organizers announced that, for the first time, RFID devices would be used to track players and footballs during practices and the game. The maker of the RFID devices, Zebra Sports Solutions, was also announced as a corporate sponsor of the game.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Aaron Jones (running back)

Aaron LaRae Jones (born December 2, 1994) is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Burks

Burks is a common surname, and may refer to:

Alec Burks (born 1991), American basketball player who plays shooting guard and currently plays for the Utah Jazz in the NBA

Antonio Burks (basketball, born 1980) (born 1980), American basketball player who plays point guard and has played in the NBA

Antonio Burks (basketball, born 1982), American basketball player who plays guard-forward and has played in the ABA

Arthur Burks (1915-2008), American mathematician and computer scientist who worked on the ENIAC

Barbara Stoddard Burks (1902–1943), American psychologist

Charlotte Burks (born 1942), American politician

Ellis Burks (born 1964), American baseball player

Gregory Burks (born 1980), American former professional basketball player

Marion E. Burks (1912-1989), American judge and politician

Mary Fair Burks (1920–1991), American educator, scholar, and civil rights activist

Mary Ivy Burks (1920-2007), American activist

Oren Burks (born 1995), American football player

Robert Burks (1909–1968), American cinematographer

Tommy Burks (1940–1998), American politician

William R. Burks II (born 1962), Texas Music Educator, Wind Band Conductor, celebrated School Administrator

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.

The Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and '30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, Forbes ranked the Packers as the world's 26th most valuable sports franchise in 2016, with a value of $2.35 billion.The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre–Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers' coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two subsequent Super Bowl wins came in 1996 and 2010.The Packers are long-standing adversaries of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, who today comprise the NFL's NFC North division, and were formerly members of the NFC Central Division. They have played over 100 games against each of those teams through history, and have a winning overall record against all of them, a distinction only shared with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. The Bears–Packers rivalry is one of the oldest in NFL history, dating back to 1921.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

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.

List of Green Bay Packers players

The following is a list of notable past or present players of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team.

List of Vanderbilt Commodores in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Vanderbilt Commodores football players in the NFL Draft.

South County High School (Fairfax County, Virginia)

South County High School, opened in September 2005, is a public high school in Lorton, Virginia and is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools system. The school mascot is Stanley "Stan" the Stallion and the school colors are forest green, navy blue, and silver. Common nicknames include "SoCo", "SCHS", and "South County".

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