Player Bio

Michael Burton
FB #46
Height:
6-0
Weight:
240
Age:
25
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
2
YDS
7
AVG
3.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 6 9 1.5 7 0 7 47 6.7 12 1 0 0
2017 CHI 13 3 2 7 3.5 7 0 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
2016 DET 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2015 DET 16 7 4 2 0.5 2 0 6 39 6.5 12 1 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ATL L 17-23 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 PIT W 23-17 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
4 @GB L 14-35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB L 16-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @PHI L 3-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SF L 14-15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @CIN W 33-7 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 31 games with 7 starts over two seasons with the Detroit Lions, recording 4 carries for 2 yards (0.5 avg) and 6 receptions for 39 yards (6.5 avg) and one touchdown ... adds 4 career special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the 5th round (168th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft … acquired from waivers by the Chicago Bears (5/31/17). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games (Games 1-15) for the Detroit Lions, recording 1 special team tackle.

GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Played in all 16 games as a rookie, including 7 starts ... carried the ball 4 times for 2 yards (0.5 avg) and caught 6 passes for 39 yards (6.5 avg) and 1 TD ... also added 3 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE: Entered the college football ranks as a walk-on in 2010 and was redshirted his freshman year before emerging as a

force in the Scarlet Knights backfield ... played in 42 career games (27 starts) and finished with 22 carries for 116 yards to go along with 47 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns ... as a senior, carried the Rutgers ground attack as the lead backfield blocker as he appeared in all 13 games (10 starts), hauling in at least one catch in 11 of the 13 games ... earned the Paul Robeson Award as a senior, presented annually to an individual whose performance, leadership and dedication on and off the field during his career has had the greatest impact on Rutgers football ... helped the offense rush for 340 yards in the Quick Lane Bowl victory over North Carolina in Detroit (12/26), the highest rushing total for Rutgers since 2007.
 
PERSONAL: Played football at West Morris Central High School (Chester, N.J.) where he was a four-year starter ... named first-team all-state, all-group III and Morris County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger ... set 10 school season records and career records, including a single-season record 1,769 yards on 200 carries and 20 touchdowns as a senior ... owns his high school's career rushing mark with 3,332 yards as well as single-season all-purpose yards (2,376) and career all-purpose yards (4,498).
PRO CAREER: Appeared in 31 games with 7 starts over two seasons with the Detroit Lions, recording 4 carries for 2 yards (0.5 avg) and 6 receptions for 39 yards (6.5 avg) and one touchdown ... adds 4 career special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the 5th round (168th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft … acquired from waivers by the Chicago Bears (5/31/17). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games (Games 1-15) for the Detroit Lions, recording 1 special team tackle.

GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Played in all 16 games as a rookie, including 7 starts ... carried the ball 4 times for 2 yards (0.5 avg) and caught 6 passes for 39 yards (6.5 avg) and 1 TD ... also added 3 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE: Entered the college football ranks as a walk-on in 2010 and was redshirted his freshman year before emerging as a

force in the Scarlet Knights backfield ... played in 42 career games (27 starts) and finished with 22 carries for 116 yards to go along with 47 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns ... as a senior, carried the Rutgers ground attack as the lead backfield blocker as he appeared in all 13 games (10 starts), hauling in at least one catch in 11 of the 13 games ... earned the Paul Robeson Award as a senior, presented annually to an individual whose performance, leadership and dedication on and off the field during his career has had the greatest impact on Rutgers football ... helped the offense rush for 340 yards in the Quick Lane Bowl victory over North Carolina in Detroit (12/26), the highest rushing total for Rutgers since 2007.
 
PERSONAL: Played football at West Morris Central High School (Chester, N.J.) where he was a four-year starter ... named first-team all-state, all-group III and Morris County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger ... set 10 school season records and career records, including a single-season record 1,769 yards on 200 carries and 20 touchdowns as a senior ... owns his high school's career rushing mark with 3,332 yards as well as single-season all-purpose yards (2,376) and career all-purpose yards (4,498).
 

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  • Burton proud of old-school mentality

    Posted Jun 5, 2017

    A traditional old-school fullback who was claimed off waivers from the Lions last week, Michael Burton is determined to make the most of his opportunity with the Bears.

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