John Burke (American football)

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John Burke
No. 85 , 83
Position: Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-09-07) September 7, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Holmdel (NJ)
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 28
Receiving yards: 273
Receiving TDs: 0
Player stats at

John Richard Burke (born September 7, 1971) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the New England Patriots, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.

Burke grew up in Holmdel Township, New Jersey[1] and attended Holmdel High School.[2]


  1. ^ Greenidge, Jim. "Burke is finally catching on Rookie tight end proving a key addition to offense", The Boston Globe, December 30, 1994. Accessed March 15, 2011. "But no longer is the 6-foot-2-inch, 258-pound Holmdel, NJ resident only a blocker. He also can catch the ball."
  2. ^ John Burke player profile, Database Football. Accessed August 22, 2008.