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Michael Burton

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#46

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 26

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Rutgers

2017 SEASON

  • CAR
    4
  • YDS
    9
  • AVG
    2.3
  • TDS
    0
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WK OPP RESULT ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
17 @Vikings L 10 - 23 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Browns W 20 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Lions L 10 - 20 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Bengals W 33 - 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 49ers L 14 - 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Eagles L 3 - 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Lions L 24 - 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Packers L 16 - 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Saints L 12 - 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Panthers W 17 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ravens W 27 - 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 8 8 0 0 0
5 Vikings L 17 - 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Packers L 14 - 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Steelers W 23 - 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Buccaneers L 7 - 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Falcons L 17 - 23 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

RB FB Career

SEASON TEAM G GS ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2015 Detroit Lions 16 7 4 2 0.5 0 6 39 6.5 12 1 0 0
2016 Detroit Lions 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Chicago Bears 16 3 4 9 2.3 0 2 8 4 8 0 0 0
TOTAL 47 10 8 11 0.93 0 8 47 3.5 12 1 0 0

Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 47 games with 10 starts over three seasons with the Detroit Lions (2015-16) and Chicago Bears (2017), recording 8 carries for 11 yards (1.4 avg) and 8 receptions for 47 yards (5.9 avg) and one touchdown ... adds 5 career special teams tackles. 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the 5th round (168th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft ... waived by the Lions (5/30/17) ... acquired from waivers by the Chicago Bears (5/31/17). SIGNED THROUGH 2018.

2017 SEASON: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts, carrying the ball 4 times for 9 yards (2.3 avg) and catching two passes for 8 yards (4.0 avg). 

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2016: Appeared in 15 games (Games HS) for the Detroit Lions, recording 1 special team tackle. 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 first­team all-state, all-group Ill 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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