Joe Burnett | Roster | Edmonton Eskimos
 
 
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Joe Burnett
CB/KR
 
  • HT:
    5.10
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  • WT:
    192
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  • Birthdate:
    1986-11-28
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  • Born:
    Eustis, FL
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  • College:
    Central Florida
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  • Team:
    3
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  • CFL:
    3
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  • Games Played:
    21
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  • Status:
    International
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2014 Quick Stats

Career Stats

 
 
 

Defence

  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Name
Yearsort
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
BURNETT, J 2012 EDM 47 3 0 6 0 108 2 1 44 44 1
BURNETT, J 2013 EDM 57 1 56 56 0 0 0 0 0
BURNETT, J 2014 EDM 18 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 122 3 0 8 88 108 2 1 44 44 1
 

Kick Returns

Name
Yearsort
Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
BURNETT, J 2012 EDM 28 573 20.5 43 0
BURNETT, J 2013 EDM 11 216 19.6 25 0
BURNETT, J 2014 EDM 1 15 15.0 15 0
Career Total 40 804 20.1 43 0
 

Punt Returns

Name
Yearsort
Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
BURNETT, J 2012 EDM 52 440 8.5 0 0
BURNETT, J 2013 EDM 33 291 8.8 78 0
Career Total 85 731 8.6 78 0
 
 
 

Player Biography

Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Oct. 7, 2011. Re-signed on Dec. 17, 2013.

2014: In five games (five starts), Burnett recorded 18 defensive tackles, three pass knockdowns and one interception. He also has one kick return for 15 yards.  Burnett was placed on the 6-game injured list in Week 7.

2013:
 
In 16 games (16 starts), Burnett recorded 57 defensive tackles, one forced fumble, one special teams tackle and one interception. He also recorded 32 punt returns for 289 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 216 yards. He was named CFL Special Team's Player of the Week in Week 10 for this performance that included a 78-yard punt return in the second quarter that set up an Eskimos’ touchdown and returning three additional punts for 13 yards and a kickoff for 24 yards.

2012:
 In 18 games (18 starts), Burnett recorded 47 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, a team-leading seven knockdowns and a league-leading six interceptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He also recorded 28 kickoff returns for 573 yards, 52 punt returns for 440 yards and three missed field goal returns for 74 yards. He earned Defensive Player of the Week honours in Week 4 with two interceptions, including one returned 108 yards for a touchdown. Burnett started the East Semi-Final, recording two tackles and two knockdowns. He added three punt returns for 20 yards. Burnett was named a West Division All-Star and a CFL All-Star.

2011: Spent the season on the practice roster.

Pro: Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers the  fifth round pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, Burnett played in 15 games, recording 17 tackles (12 solo). In 2010, he spent time on the practice roster of the New York Giants.

College: Burnett set numerous records during his collegiate career at the University of Central Florida. As a senior in 2008, he was named a first-team All-American and the All-Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year. He tops the Central Florida all-time list in several categories: punt returns (96), interception return yards (262) and shares the mark for most punt return touchdowns (3). In 49 career games (46 starts), Burnett amassed 221 career tackles, 16 interceptions, 35 breakups, three punt return TDs and two kick return TDs.

Personal: Burnett lettered all four years at Eustis High School in football and basketball. He also earned three letters in track and field and one in baseball.