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Stephen Burton
WR #11
Height:
6-1
Weight:
224
College:
West Texas A&M
Hometown:
Lakewood, CA
Experience:
3
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 19 15 149 9.9 7.8 22 1 2 0 7 0
2013 JAC 4 8 76 9.5 19 22 0 1 0 4 0
2012 MIN 12 5 35 7 2.9 13 1 0 0 1 0
2011 MIN 3 2 38 19 12.7 21 0 1 0 2 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 19 1 0.1 -9 -9 -0.5 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 JAC 4 1 0.3 -9 -9 -2.3 0 -9 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 MIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 19 4 99 24.8 32 0 4 0 0 0
2013 JAC 4 4 99 24.8 32 0 4 0 0 0
2012 MIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 JAC 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 12 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (3/0), 2012 (12/1). Total- 15/1.

  • • Grabbed 1st career TD pass on a batted ball in the endzone at Indianapolis (9/16/12) and started 1st career game 5 weeks laster vs. Arizona (10/21/12). 
  • • Began rookie season on practice squad before moving to 53-man rostser. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in sports and exerice science at West Texas A&M...Aspire to get into teaching and coaching following his football career...Enjoys hiking and travel in his free time...Helped coach youth track and field athletes in his hometown during 2013 offseason...Joins fellow 2011 Vikings draft pick Mistral Raymond as former junior college transfers.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (3/0), 2012 (12/1). Total- 15/1.

  • • Grabbed 1st career TD pass on a batted ball in the endzone at Indianapolis (9/16/12) and started 1st career game 5 weeks laster vs. Arizona (10/21/12). 
  • • Began rookie season on practice squad before moving to 53-man rostser. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in sports and exerice science at West Texas A&M...Aspire to get into teaching and coaching following his football career...Enjoys hiking and travel in his free time...Helped coach youth track and field athletes in his hometown during 2013 offseason...Joins fellow 2011 Vikings draft pick Mistral Raymond as former junior college transfers.

PRO Climbed through Vikings ranks from practice squad to playing in 3 games during rookie season and 12 with 1 start in 2012...Joined 6th-rounder Brandon Fusco from Slippery Rock as fellow Division II players drafted by the Vikings in 2011.

2012 Started 1st career game vs. Arizona (10/21) and played in 12 games...Snared 1st TD on a batted ball at Indianapolis (9/16), a 7-yarder from Christian Ponder...Hauled in career-high 3 passes at St. Louis (12/16) with a long of 13...Inactive for final 2 regular season games and Wild Card at Green Bay (1/5/13).

2011 Saw action in 3 games after spending opening 7 weeks of rookie campaign on Vikings practice squad...Made NFL debut at Carolina (10/30)...Hauled in a pair of passes for 38 yards vs. Denver (12/8), the 2nd career game he played in, with receptions of 21 and 17 yards...Played in final game of season at Detroit (12/11) and suffered injury that placed him on injured reserve the following day.

COLLEGE Earned 1st-Team All-Lone Star Conference honors as a senior...Helped WTAMU go 8-4 in 2010, including a berth in the playoffs, losing at Central Missouri...The Buffaloes ended season ranked #18 in the national polls...Career highlight was a 99-yard TD catch against Tarleton State in 2010, part of a 5-catch, 144-yard, 2-TD day...A 2-time All-Conference choice at Long Beach CC...Earned team MVP in his 1st season at Long Beach in 2007

PREP Earned Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior at Artesia High in Lakewood, CA...Standout WR and RB during high school career.

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