Brandon Burton

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Brandon Burton
No. --     Free agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Germany
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Debuted in 2011 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 14
Interceptions 0
Passes defensed 1
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Burton (born July 31, 1989) is a American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. Burton was selected with the 139th pick in the fifth round of the draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Early years[edit]

Burton attended Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. He had 11 career interceptions.

College career[edit]

Burton attended the University of Utah, and was redshirted as a freshman in 2007. In 2008 as a redshirt freshman Burton played in 11 games, mainly on special teams, recording three tackles. As a sophomore in 2009, he started 12 of 13 games, recording 43 tackles and an interception.

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 190 lb 31 12 in 8 12 in 4.53 s 4.07 s 6.93 s 32.0 in 9 ft 10 in 18 reps
All values from NFL combine[1]

Burton was selected with the 139th overall pick in the fifth round of the draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Burton was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2013 (along with 18 others) to get to a 53 man roster.[2]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Burton was signed by the Buffalo Bills on September 1, 2013. He was released October 25, 2013. He played in five games with the Bills, recording six total tackles during that span[3]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Burton was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on December 30, 2013. He was waived on June 11, 2014.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Burton was claimed by the Indianapolis Colts on June 12, 2014.[4] He was waived on August 4, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/brandon-burton?id=2495498
  2. ^ Hasan, Arif (August 31, 2013). "Minnesota Vikings Release Final 53-Man Roster, Final Cuts". DailyNorseman.com (SB Nation). Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Buffalo Bills Cut Cornerback Burton, Add Wingo to Roster". 
  4. ^ Wilson, Aaron. "Colts claim Brandon Burton, cut Marcus Hall". National Football Post. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 

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