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Morgan Burnett
S #42
Height:
6-1
Weight:
209
Age:
26
College:
Georgia Tech
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

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6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 470 332 138 4.5 0 27 7 33 -- 32 0 5 7
2014 GB 15 15 130 94 36 1.5 -- 4 1 32 32 32 0 1 1
2013 GB 13 13 96 60 36 0.0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- 0 3
2012 GB 16 16 123 88 35 2.0 -- 5 2 1 0.5 1 0 2 1
2011 GB 16 16 107 78 29 1.0 -- 11 3 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2010 GB 4 4 14 12 2 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Led the team with 125 tackles (99 solo) and tied for No. 3 on the team with a career-best 11 special teams tackles in 2014, despite missing one game due to injury.
  • Posted two sacks and an interception in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle, becoming the first defensive back in franchise history to register two sacks in a postseason game.
  • Started each of the final 13 games in 2013, posting 106 tackles (77 solo), nine passes defensed and a career-high and team-leading three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for his first career TD.
  • Opened each of the team’s 16 games (plus both playoff contests) for the second consecutive season in 2012 and finished second on the defense with a career-high 137 tackles (97 solo), a career-best two sacks, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
  • Participated in all 1,088 plays for the Packers’ defense in 2012, and, according to NFL participation statistics, was one of only four non-offensive linemen in the NFL to appear on 100 percent of his team’s snaps, joining St. Louis LB James Laurinaitis, Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck and San Diego QB Philip Rivers.
  • Started each of the team’s 16 regular-season games in 2011, the first two at strong safety and the final 14 at free safety in place of an injured Nick Collins (neck), one of only two Green Bay defenders to start all 16 games (NT B.J. Raji).
  • Suffered a hand injury in practice in advance of the team’s Week 6 contest vs. St. Louis in 2011, but remained in the lineup and played the ensuing six games with a cast on.
  • Despite the injury, continued to fill in the statistics sheet in first full season of action, posting a secondary-high 107 tackles (83 solo) and a career-high 14 passes defensed. Added three interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and his first career sack.
  • Was one of only two players on the team (CB Charles Woodson) to record a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 2011.
  • Posted three INTs in the season’s first three games, and combined with his one in the first four games of 2010, became the first Packer since S Chuck Cecil in 1988 to have four INTs in his first seven NFL games.
  • Started the first four games at SS before his rookie campaign was cut short by a season-ending knee injury (ACL) sustained in Week 4. Became just the third Packers rookie to open the season as a starter at safety since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, joining Tom Flynn (1984) and Collins (2005).
  • Was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the No. 71 overall pick. Green Bay traded up 15 spots from No. 86 overall to get him, surrendering that selection plus a fourth-round pick (No. 122 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles, the third straight year GM Ted Thompson moved up in the draft to select a defensive player.

COLLEGE

Intercepted 14 passes in three seasons for the Yellow Jackets, which was tied for second most in school history at the time of his departure, behind only the 16 of Willie Clay (1988-91)…Also compiled 235 career tackles (147 solo), eighth most at the time by a Georgia Tech defensive back and just five tackles shy of cracking the top five…Played in 40 career games, starting 28, with all but one start coming at S (the other at CB)…Had 13½ tackles for a loss, including one sack, plus two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 27 passes defensed…Majored in management…Junior season (2009): A second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick and team captain, he was a preseason candidate for the Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski awards…Started all 14 games despite playing four contests with a cast on his hand for a broken thumb, leading the team in INTs for the third straight year and ranking second in tackles…Registered 85 tackles (48 solo), four tackles for a loss, four INTs, eight passes defensed, a blocked kick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Intercepted two passes for the third time in his career vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26), earning ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance…Sophomore season (2008): Started all 13 games and earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and second-team recognition from Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News…Led the ACC with seven INTs, the most by a Tech player since 1991 and tied for fourth most in a single season in school history…Named first-team All-ACC and led the team in total tackles (93) and solo tackles (62), recording double-digit tackles in four games…Had seven tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and 15 total passes defensed…Picked off a Stafford pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) and returned it 35 yards for his lone career TD in a 45-42 win…Freshman season (2007): Played in all 13 games with one start…Saw action at both safety spots and as nickel back…Named to the ACC All-Freshman team and honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News…Ranked fifth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solo) and first with three INTs, breaking up 10 passes altogether, six in the season’s final three games…Added 2½ tackles for a loss, one sack and a fumble recovery.       

PERSONAL

Given name Morgan Mark Burnett…Nicknamed “Uno”…Born in College Park, Ga. …Married, wife’s name is Nicolette...Has two sons, Morgan Jr. and Logan…Brother, Cap Jr., played football at the University of Georgia from 1999-2002…High school: A four-year starter and three-year team captain at North Clayton High (College Park, Ga.)…Was rated the No. 6 player in Georgia, the No. 7 safety in the nation, and the No. 84 player overall in the national Top 100 by Rivals.com…Rated the No. 5 prospect in the state by SuperPrep, was a member of the Super 11 squad selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern team…Played RB, QB, WR and DB…Earned Class 4A first-team all-state honors as a senior, when he recorded 135 tackles and six INTs, returning three for TDs, and added 1,100 yards rushing, 875 yards receiving and 650 yards passing on offense…Also was named Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year for Clayton/Henry counties…As a junior, compiled 101 tackles and five INTs, returning one for a score, and had 950 yards rushing, 800 passing and 620 receiving…Earned honorable mention all-state recognition at QB as a sophomore…Had his jersey, No. 1, retired by the school in April 2011…Also was a four-year letterman in track and a three-year letter winner in basketball…Community involvement: Holds a free youth football camp in his community, Clayton County (Ga.), every summer…Also has made various appearances in the Green Bay area since joining the Packers…Has participated in benefits for the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Residence: College Park, Ga.

Pro Highlights

  • Led the team with 125 tackles (99 solo) and tied for No. 3 on the team with a career-best 11 special teams tackles in 2014, despite missing one game due to injury.
  • Posted two sacks and an interception in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle, becoming the first defensive back in franchise history to register two sacks in a postseason game.
  • Started each of the final 13 games in 2013, posting 106 tackles (77 solo), nine passes defensed and a career-high and team-leading three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for his first career TD.
  • Opened each of the team’s 16 games (plus both playoff contests) for the second consecutive season in 2012 and finished second on the defense with a career-high 137 tackles (97 solo), a career-best two sacks, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
  • Participated in all 1,088 plays for the Packers’ defense in 2012, and, according to NFL participation statistics, was one of only four non-offensive linemen in the NFL to appear on 100 percent of his team’s snaps, joining St. Louis LB James Laurinaitis, Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck and San Diego QB Philip Rivers.
  • Started each of the team’s 16 regular-season games in 2011, the first two at strong safety and the final 14 at free safety in place of an injured Nick Collins (neck), one of only two Green Bay defenders to start all 16 games (NT B.J. Raji).
  • Suffered a hand injury in practice in advance of the team’s Week 6 contest vs. St. Louis in 2011, but remained in the lineup and played the ensuing six games with a cast on.
  • Despite the injury, continued to fill in the statistics sheet in first full season of action, posting a secondary-high 107 tackles (83 solo) and a career-high 14 passes defensed. Added three interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and his first career sack.
  • Was one of only two players on the team (CB Charles Woodson) to record a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 2011.
  • Posted three INTs in the season’s first three games, and combined with his one in the first four games of 2010, became the first Packer since S Chuck Cecil in 1988 to have four INTs in his first seven NFL games.
  • Started the first four games at SS before his rookie campaign was cut short by a season-ending knee injury (ACL) sustained in Week 4. Became just the third Packers rookie to open the season as a starter at safety since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, joining Tom Flynn (1984) and Collins (2005).
  • Was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the No. 71 overall pick. Green Bay traded up 15 spots from No. 86 overall to get him, surrendering that selection plus a fourth-round pick (No. 122 overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles, the third straight year GM Ted Thompson moved up in the draft to select a defensive player.

COLLEGE

Intercepted 14 passes in three seasons for the Yellow Jackets, which was tied for second most in school history at the time of his departure, behind only the 16 of Willie Clay (1988-91)…Also compiled 235 career tackles (147 solo), eighth most at the time by a Georgia Tech defensive back and just five tackles shy of cracking the top five…Played in 40 career games, starting 28, with all but one start coming at S (the other at CB)…Had 13½ tackles for a loss, including one sack, plus two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 27 passes defensed…Majored in management…Junior season (2009): A second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick and team captain, he was a preseason candidate for the Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski awards…Started all 14 games despite playing four contests with a cast on his hand for a broken thumb, leading the team in INTs for the third straight year and ranking second in tackles…Registered 85 tackles (48 solo), four tackles for a loss, four INTs, eight passes defensed, a blocked kick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Intercepted two passes for the third time in his career vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26), earning ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance…Sophomore season (2008): Started all 13 games and earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and second-team recognition from Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News…Led the ACC with seven INTs, the most by a Tech player since 1991 and tied for fourth most in a single season in school history…Named first-team All-ACC and led the team in total tackles (93) and solo tackles (62), recording double-digit tackles in four games…Had seven tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and 15 total passes defensed…Picked off a Stafford pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) and returned it 35 yards for his lone career TD in a 45-42 win…Freshman season (2007): Played in all 13 games with one start…Saw action at both safety spots and as nickel back…Named to the ACC All-Freshman team and honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News…Ranked fifth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solo) and first with three INTs, breaking up 10 passes altogether, six in the season’s final three games…Added 2½ tackles for a loss, one sack and a fumble recovery.       

PERSONAL

Given name Morgan Mark Burnett…Nicknamed “Uno”…Born in College Park, Ga. …Married, wife’s name is Nicolette...Has two sons, Morgan Jr. and Logan…Brother, Cap Jr., played football at the University of Georgia from 1999-2002…High school: A four-year starter and three-year team captain at North Clayton High (College Park, Ga.)…Was rated the No. 6 player in Georgia, the No. 7 safety in the nation, and the No. 84 player overall in the national Top 100 by Rivals.com…Rated the No. 5 prospect in the state by SuperPrep, was a member of the Super 11 squad selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern team…Played RB, QB, WR and DB…Earned Class 4A first-team all-state honors as a senior, when he recorded 135 tackles and six INTs, returning three for TDs, and added 1,100 yards rushing, 875 yards receiving and 650 yards passing on offense…Also was named Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year for Clayton/Henry counties…As a junior, compiled 101 tackles and five INTs, returning one for a score, and had 950 yards rushing, 800 passing and 620 receiving…Earned honorable mention all-state recognition at QB as a sophomore…Had his jersey, No. 1, retired by the school in April 2011…Also was a four-year letterman in track and a three-year letter winner in basketball…Community involvement: Holds a free youth football camp in his community, Clayton County (Ga.), every summer…Also has made various appearances in the Green Bay area since joining the Packers…Has participated in benefits for the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Residence: College Park, Ga.