|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||December 24, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Inglewood, California|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Compton (CA) Dominguez|
|NFL draft:||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kevin Bradley Burnett (born December 24, 1982) is an American football linebacker who currently is a free agent. He played college football at Tennessee. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft
Burnett attended both Carson High School (Carson, California) and Dominguez High School (Compton, California), actually graduating from Carson. He was a member of the 1999 Prep Star All-American team, a second-team All-State choice, and a member of the "Best of the West" by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. He played safety and running back while helping lead his team to two consecutive playoff appearances.
He went on to play for the University of Tennessee where he was switched from safety to linebacker. In 2002, he was lost for the year after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the season opener. In 2003, as a junior he was named second team All-SEC and along with Michael Muñoz, became the first Vols juniors since 1944 to serve as team captains. In 2004, he received first team All-SEC and All-American honors. Burnett was also a semi-finalist for the Dick Butkus and Chuck Bednarick Awards.
During his time with the Cowboys he proved to be a quality backup (he only started 4 games), that was valuable as a coverage linebacker and special teams player. Burnett played mostly in the nickel and dime defense.
San Diego Chargers
In 2011 he signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. Burnett started every game during his two years with the Dolphins, recording at least 100 tackles every year, with a career high 110 tackles in 2012.
Burnett signed with the Oakland Raiders on March 17, 2013. He started all 16 games at weakside linebacker, finishing with 129 tackles, 2½ sacks and one interception. After not being able to recover from an injured ankle he suffered in the second organized team activities session, he was waived on July 24, 2014.
|Years||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG IR||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, initiated Spring 2004 via Iota Beta chapter.