Miles Burris

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Miles Burris
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Burris in the 2014 NFL season.
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Orangevale, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Granite Bay (CA)
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 210
Sacks: 1.5
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Miles James Burris (born June 27, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at San Diego State and was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. In his rookie season, Burris immediately became a regular part of the Raiders' defensive line, starting all but one game that season.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Orangevale, California, Burris graduated from Granite Bay High School of Granite Bay, California in 2007.[1] At Granite Bay, he was twice named All-Metro League and was Granite Bay’s defensive player of the year following both his junior and senior seasons.[2][3]

Burris was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection at San Diego State and led the Aztecs in tackles as a senior, posting 78 stops, including 46 solo tackles, and 19.5 tackles for loss. Burris added eight sacks and three fumble recoveries that same season. He had 9.5 sacks as a junior, which ranked as the seventh-highest single-season total in program history. He also led the team with 80 tackles and was named the 2010 San Diego State Student-Athlete of the Year.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
246 lb
(112 kg)
31 78 in
(0.81 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.67 s 1.61 s 2.67 s 4.20 s 6.81 s 37.5 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
31 reps
Times for 10-yard and 20-yard splits, 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill are from Pro Day at San Diego State on March 21, 2012.[5] Times for the bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump are from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.[6]

Based on his NFL Scouting Combine and Pro Day results, NFL Draft Scout projected Burris to be a fifth-round NFL Draft selection.[5] In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Burris in the fourth round as the 129th overall pick. As a rookie, Burris played all 16 games and started 15 and had 62 unassisted tackles, 34 assisted, 1.5 sacks, 3 passes deflected, and one interception.[3] On December 23, Burris intercepted Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and returned the pick for 7 yards after Philip Wheeler deflected the pass. This interception ended Newton's streak of 176 passes without an interception.[7] Burris was released from the Raiders following the 2015 NFL Draft.


  1. ^ Poindexter, Bill (April 28, 2012). "Two more Granite Bay players areheaded to NFL". Roseville Press Tribune. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Burris trying to break in". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Miles Burris". NFL. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Miles Burris". San Diego State Aztecs. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Miles Burris, DS #16 OLB, San Diego State". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "NFL Scouting Combine: Miles Burris". NFL. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Krasovic, Tom (December 28, 2012). "San Diego connection, Raiders: Miles Burris". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 

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