Brian Burns (American Football)
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Brian Burns American Football
Brian Burns
No. 53 - Carolina Panthers
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-23) April 23, 1998 (age 21)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-ACC (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Player stats at PFR

Brian Burns (born April 23, 1998) is an American football outside linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.

Early years

Burns attended American Heritage School, where he played high school football. Over his junior and senior seasons, he had 135 tackles and 28 sacks combined and helped his team win state titles. Burns played in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1] He committed to Florida State University to play college football.[2][3]

College career

As a freshman at Florida State in 2016, Burns played in all 13 games and led all freshman in the country with 9.5 sacks.[4] As a sophomore in 2017, he started all 13 games and had 48 tackles and 4.5 sacks.[5][6][7] As a junior in 2018, Burns started all 12 games, recording 52 tackles and 10 sacks. After the season, Burns decided to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[8][9]

College statistics

Florida State Seminoles
Year Class Position GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Total Loss Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD FR Yards TD FF
2016 Freshman DE 8 14 9 23 9.5 8.5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 Sophomore DE 13 26 22 48 13.5 4.5 0 0 0.0 0 4 1 0 0 3
2018 Junior DE 12 31 21 52 15.5 10.0 0 0 0.0 0 3 1 0 0 3

Professional career

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 Wonderlic
6 ft  in
(1.96 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
All values are from NFL Scouting Combine[10][11][12]

Burns was drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[13]

2019

Burns made his NFL debut in week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. In the game, Burns sacked Jared Goff as the Panthers lost 27-30. [14] In week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Burns sacked Jameis Winston in the 20-14 loss. [15] In week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Burns recorded a sack forced fumble on Gardner Minshew II and recovered the ball in the 34-27 win. [16]

Personal life

Burns' older brother, Stanley, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL draft.[17][18]

References

  1. ^ American Heritage football star Brian Burns named to U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  2. ^ Maks, Patrick. "American Heritage star Brian Burns picks Florida State". sun-sentinel.com.
  3. ^ "Five-star DE Burns commits to Florida State". SI.com.
  4. ^ Deen, Safid. "FSU coaches believe Brian Burns has NFL first-round potential". orlandosentinel.com.
  5. ^ Weiler, Curt. "Brian Burns growing into role as leader on Florida State defense". Tallahassee Democrat.
  6. ^ "Brian Burns looking to thrive in Florida State's new-look defense". Tampa Bay Times.
  7. ^ Deen, Safid. "FSU's Brian Burns takes Myles Garrett comparison in stride, prepares for breakout year". orlandosentinel.com.
  8. ^ "Florida State DE Burns to enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. December 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Dec 3, A. P.; ET, 2018 at 3:54p (December 3, 2018). "Florida State defensive end Brian Burns declares for draft". FOX Sports.
  10. ^ "Brian Burns Prospect Info". National Football League. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "*Brian Burns, Florida State, OLB, 2019 Draft Scout, DraftScout.com/NFL Draft Scout". draftscout.com.
  12. ^ "Leaked Wonderlic Test Scores NFL Draft 2019". April 22, 2019.
  13. ^ Powell, Chaunte'l. "FSU standout Brian Burns selected in first round of NFL Draft by Carolina Panthers". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Goff, Gurley lead Rams to 30-27 win over Panthers". www.espn.com. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14". www.espn.com. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "McCaffrey scores 3 TDs, Panthers hold off Jaguars 34-27". www.espn.com. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Brian Burns on joining Panthers: "It's blowing my mind"". www.panthers.com.
  18. ^ "Emotional Stanley McClover was ready for Panthers to draft brother Brian Burns". www.panthers.com.

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