Aaron Burbridge
No. 13     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-12-23) December 23, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2016 2018)
Career highlights and awards
*Richter–Howard Receiver of the Year (2015)
Receptions     7
Receiving yards     88
Receiving touchdowns     0

Aaron Burbridge (born December 23, 1993) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Michigan State, and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Early years

Burbridge attended Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and committed to Michigan State University to play college football.[1][2]

College career

As a true freshman at Michigan State in 2012, Burbridge played in 11 games with seven starts and recorded 29 receptions for 364 yards and two touchdowns.[3] He had 22 receptions for 194 yards as a sophomore in 2013 and 29 receptions for 358 yards and one touchdown as a junior in 2014.[4] Burbridge became Michigan State's number one receiver in 2015.[5][6][7] He was named the Big Ten wide receiver of the year in 2015.[8][9]

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

Burbridge was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round, 213th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft.[10][11]

On September 2, 2017, Burbridge was placed on injured reserve.[12]

On September 1, 2018, Burbridge was waived/injured by the 49ers and was placed on injured reserve.[13] He was released on September 12, 2018. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 23, 2018.[14] He was released on November 1, 2018.[15]

Denver Broncos

On January 24, 2019, Burbridge signed a reserve/future contract with the Denver Broncos.[16] He announced his retirement from the NFL on July 17, 2019.[17]


  1. "Rivals.com". https://n.rivals.com/.
  2. "Recruiting: New commits Aaron Burbridge, Jermaine Edmonson address needs for Michigan State". http://archive.freep.com/article/20110729/SPORTS07/110729001/Recruiting-New-commits-Aaron-Burbridge-Jermaine-Edmonson-address-needs-Michigan-State.
  3. "Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge: 'I'm gonna have a big year'". http://www.freep.com/article/20130811/SPORTS07/308110089/michigan-state-spartans-aaron-burbridge-bennie-fowler.
  4. "Couch: MSU’s Aaron Burbridge low on time, still high on promise". https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/columnists/graham-couch/2015/08/15/couch-column-aaron-burbridge/31801769/.
  5. "Aaron Burbridge turning heads, surprising coaches, NFL scouts". https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/football/2015/11/19/burbridge-catching/75873936/.
  6. Burbridge emerges as Michigan State's top receiving target Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  7. ET, 2015 at 10:14p (September 15, 2015). "Aaron Burbridge stepping up for Michigan State". http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/michigan-state-spartans-aaron-burbridge-stepping-up-091515.
  8. "MSU's Connor Cook and Aaron Burbridge named Big Ten's QB and WR of the year". http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2015/12/msus_conoor_cook_and_aaron_bur.html.
  9. "MSU's Cook, Burbridge are Big Ten's QB, WR of the Year". https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state-university/2015/12/01/msus-burbridge-big-tens-wr-year/76634974/.
  10. Fucillo, David (April 30, 2016). "2016 NFL Draft results: 49ers pick WR Aaron Burbridge with second 6th round comp pick". http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/4/30/11545196/2016-nfl-draft-results-49ers-pick-wr-aaron-burbridge-with-second-6th.
  11. "2016 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2016/draft.htm.
  12. "49ers Cut Roster Down to 53 Players". September 2, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180302212729/http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Cut-Roster-Down-to-53-Players/ba6c27ba-9518-4510-8baa-2698a0dcba11.
  13. "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". September 1, 2018. https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-cut-21-players-get-roster-down-to-53.
  14. "49ers Sign WR Aaron Burbridge to the Practice Squad". October 23, 2018. https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-sign-wr-aaron-burbridge-to-the-practice-squad.
  15. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves ahead of Week 9". November 1, 2018. https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-announce-several-roster-moves-ahead-of-week-9.
  16. "Broncos sign WR Aaron Burbridge to futures contract". Broncos Wire. USA Today. January 24, 2019. https://broncoswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/24/denver-broncos-news-wr-aaron-burbridge-signs-future-contract/.
  17. Alper, Josh (July 17, 2019). "Report: Aaron Burbridge retiring rather than reporting to Broncos camp". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/17/report-aaron-burbridge-retiring-rather-than-reporting-to-broncos-camp/.

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