Oren Burks

LB

#42

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 26

Weight: 233 lbs

College: Vanderbilt

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    14
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    2
  • INT
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Biography

  • Has played in 42 games with four starts in his first three seasons (2018-20) while also appearing in four playoff games.
  • Has posted 29 tackles on special teams since entering the NFL in 2018, the most on the team over that span.
  • Was tied for the team lead for special teams tackles in both the 2019 regular season (nine) and postseason (three) and ranked No. 2 on the team with 10 tackles on special teams as a rookie in 2018.
  • Played in 45 games with 40 starts in four seasons with the Commodores and registered 237 tackles (136 solo), 15½ tackles for a loss, 4½ sacks, five interceptions, 27 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Played various positions throughout his collegiate career: inside linebacker in 2017, linebacker/safety hybrid in 2016, free safety in 2015 and safety in 2014.
  • Was named to the Butkus Award watch list in 2017 and went on to post career highs in tackles (82), solo tackles (45) and tackles for a loss (seven) in his first season at inside linebacker.
  • Was a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award in 2017, a finalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup in 2017 and a member of the Allstate-AFCA Good Works Team in 2016, which honored 12 Division I-A football players from across the country for their commitment to community service. Also served as president of the Vanderbilt Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2016-17.
  • Attended South County High School (Lorton, Va.), where he earned first-team all-state honors and was named the district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after posting 123 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 3½ sacks, six forced fumbles and three interceptions.
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