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{{Infobox NFL player
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{{short description|American football cornerback}}
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{{other people|Joseph Burnett}}
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{{Infobox gridiron football person
 
|name=Joe Burnett
 
|name=Joe Burnett
 
|image=
 
|image=
|currentteam=Edmonton Eskimos
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|team=Retired
|currentnumber=22
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|number=17
|position=[[Cornerback]] / [[Kick Returner]]
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|position1=Cornerback
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|position2=Kick Returner
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1986|11|28}}
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1986|11|28}}
|birth_place=Eustis, Florida
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|birth_place=[[Eustis, Florida]]
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|heightin=10
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|weight=190
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|weight_lbs=190
|debutyear=2009
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|College=[[UCF Knights football|UCF]]
|debutteam=Pittsburgh Steelers
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|high_school=[[Eustis High School|Eustis (FL)]]
|college=[[UCF Knights|UCF]]
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|NFLDraftedYear=2009
|draftyear=2009
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|NFLDraftedRound=5
|draftround=5
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|NFLDraftedPick=168
|draftpick=168
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|NFLDraftedTeam=[[Pittsburgh Steelers]]
|pastteams=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|playing_years1={{NFL Year|2009}}–{{NFL Year|2010}}
* [[Pittsburgh Steelers]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}-{{NFL Year|2010}})
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|playing_team1=[[Pittsburgh Steelers]]
* [[New York Giants]] ({{NFL Year|2011}})*
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|playing_years2={{NFL Year|2011}}
* [[Jacksonville Sharks]] ({{AFL Year|2011}})
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|playing_team2=[[New York Giants]]*
* [[Edmonton Eskimos]] ({{CFL Year|2011}}-present)
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|playing_years3={{AFL Year|2011}}
|status=Active
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|playing_team3=[[Jacksonville Sharks]]
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|playing_years4={{CFL Year|2011}}–{{CFL Year|2014}}
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|playing_team4=[[Edmonton Eskimos]]
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|playing_years5={{CFL Year|2015}}–{{CFL Year|2017}}
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|playing_team5=[[Calgary Stampeders]]
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|playing_years6={{CFL Year|2018}}
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|playing_team6=[[Montreal Alouettes]]
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|career_footnotes=<nowiki/>*Offseason and/or practice roster only.
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|status=
 
|import=yes
 
|import=yes
 
|CFLWestAllStar={{CFL Year|2012}}
 
|CFLWestAllStar={{CFL Year|2012}}
|highlights=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|career_highlights=
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* [[AFC Championship Game|AFC Champion]] ([[2010-11 NFL playoffs|2010]])
 
* Edmonton Eskimos Record:
 
* Edmonton Eskimos Record:
 
**<small>Longest Interception Return (108) - July 20, 2012</small>
 
**<small>Longest Interception Return (108) - July 20, 2012</small>
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'''Joe Burnett''' (born November 28, 1986 in [[Eustis, Florida]]) is a [[Canadian Football League|CFL]] [[cornerback]] who currently plays for the [[Edmonton Eskimos]].<ref>[http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/underclassmen.html NFL Draft Countdown - 2008 NFL Draft Underclassmen<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> He played college football for the [[UCF Knights]] and high school football at [[Eustis High School]] in Eustis. Burnett has also played for the [[Pittsburgh Steelers]].
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'''Joe Burnett''' (born November 28, 1986) is a former [[Canadian football]] [[cornerback]]. He played college football for the [[UCF Knights]] and high school football at [[Eustis High School]] in Eustis. Burnett has played for the [[Pittsburgh Steelers]], [[Edmonton Eskimos]], [[Calgary Stampeders]], and [[Montreal Alouettes]].
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
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==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
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===Pittsburgh Steelers===
 
===Pittsburgh Steelers===
 
Joe was drafted by the Steelers on the 32nd pick of the fifth round (168th overall). There was speculation that he would share duties in returning punts and kick returns, but the emergence of [[Stefan Logan]] as a return specialist denied him this role. Still, Burnett was able to earn a spot on the 53-man roster due to his stellar defensive play. His final preseason statistics included 15 tackles, 4 passes defended, 1 interception, and a blocked field goal.
 
Joe was drafted by the Steelers on the 32nd pick of the fifth round (168th overall). There was speculation that he would share duties in returning punts and kick returns, but the emergence of [[Stefan Logan]] as a return specialist denied him this role. Still, Burnett was able to earn a spot on the 53-man roster due to his stellar defensive play. His final preseason statistics included 15 tackles, 4 passes defended, 1 interception, and a blocked field goal.
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=== Jacksonville Sharks===
 
=== Jacksonville Sharks===
Burnett signed a deal with the Jacksonville sharks hoping to play in their 2012 season
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Burnett signed a deal with the Jacksonville Sharks hoping to play in their 2012 season
   
 
=== Edmonton Eskimos===
 
=== Edmonton Eskimos===
Joe Burnett signed a practice roster contract with the [[Edmonton Eskimos]] of the [[Canadian Football League]]. In his [[2012 CFL season|first season]] in the [[Canadian Football League|CFL]] Burnett lead all players with 6 interceptions. On July 10th Burnett set an Eskimos record for longest interception return when he picked off [[Travis Lulay]] of the [[BC Lions]] and returned it 108 yards for the touchdown. He also scored a touchdown on a 44 yard fumble recovery on August 10 2012. On defense he recorded 47 tackles and on special teams he added 3 more tackles. Burnett also played a significant role on punt/kick return. He amassed 573 kick-off return yards on 28 returns and 440 yards on 52 punt returns.
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Joe Burnett signed a practice roster contract with the [[Edmonton Eskimos]] of the [[Canadian Football League]]. In his [[2012 CFL season|first season]] in the [[Canadian Football League|CFL]] Burnett lead all players with 6 interceptions. On July 10 Burnett set an Eskimos record for longest interception return when he picked off [[Travis Lulay]] of the [[BC Lions]] and returned it 108 yards for the touchdown. He also scored a touchdown on a 44-yard fumble recovery on August 10, 2012. On defense, he recorded 47 tackles and on special teams he added 3 more tackles. Burnett also played a significant role on punt/kick return. He amassed 573 kick-off return yards on 28 returns and 440 yards on 52 punt returns.
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In his second season in the CFL Burnett increased his defensive tackles from 47 to 57, but only managed to get 1 pass interception. He once again participated in kick and punt return duties, although to a lesser extent. In the off-season the Eskimos signed Burnett to a contract extension through the [[2015 CFL season]]. In 2014 Burnett played in only a handful of games because of nagging leg injuries, totaling 18 tackles and 1 interception. He was released by the Eskimos in April 2015.<ref>{{Cite web|url = https://www.tsn.ca/eskimos-release-db-burnett-1.246565|title = Eskimos release DB Burnett|date = |accessdate = |website = TSN|publisher = TSN.ca Staff|last = |first = }}</ref>
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=== Calgary Stampeders ===
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On April 13, 2015 Burnett agreed to terms with the [[Calgary Stampeders]] of the [[Canadian Football League]].
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===Montreal Alouettes===
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Burnett spent the 2018 season with the [[Montreal Alouettes]]. Burnett was released by Montreal in January 2019.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/29/als-release-ekakitie-burnett-sign-three-others/|title=Als release Ekakitie, Burnett; sign three others|date=29 January 2019|publisher=}}</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.esks.com/roster/show/id/4683 Edmonton Eskimos player bio]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20121004015102/http://www.esks.com/roster/show/id/4683 Edmonton Eskimos player bio]
 
*[http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/burnett_joe00.html UCF Knights bio]
 
*[http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/burnett_joe00.html UCF Knights bio]
   
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| NAME = Burnett, Joe
 
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = Player of American and Canadian football
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = November 28, 1986
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Eustis, Florida
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
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[[Category:1986 births]]
 
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[[Category:American football cornerbacks]]
 
[[Category:American football cornerbacks]]
 
[[Category:American football return specialists]]
 
[[Category:American football return specialists]]
 
[[Category:Edmonton Eskimos players]]
 
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[[Category:Jacksonville Sharks players]]
 
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[[Category:Montreal Alouettes players]]
 
[[Category:New York Giants players]]
 
[[Category:New York Giants players]]
 
[[Category:People from Eustis, Florida]]
 
[[Category:People from Eustis, Florida]]
 
[[Category:Pittsburgh Steelers players]]
 
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[[Category:UCF Knights football players]]
 
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Joe Burnett
No. 17     Retired
Date of birth: (1986-11-28) November 28, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Eustis, Florida
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): CB/KR
College: UCF
High school: Eustis (FL)
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168
Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC Champion (2010)
  • Edmonton Eskimos Record:
    • Longest Interception Return (108) - July 20, 2012
CFL West All-Star: 2012
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Joe Burnett (born November 28, 1986) is a former Canadian football cornerback. He played college football for the UCF Knights and high school football at Eustis High School in Eustis. Burnett has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, and Montreal Alouettes.

College careerEdit

A record setting cornerback and returner for the University of Central Florida who was named a first-team All-American as a senior in 2008, helped UCF to its first two bowl berths (2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl) and the school's first ever conference championship in 2007. He earned a total of eight career All-Conference USA honors, including a four-year sweep of the first-team punt returner award. He was named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior. He graduated in 19th place for most career punt return yards in NCAA history with 1,304. That sum is both a UCF and Conference USA record. He set the UCF record, and ranked second in C-USA history with 16 career interceptions. He also set UCF career records for most punt returns (96) and the most interception return yards (262) while tying the mark for most punt return touchdowns (3). He played in 49 career games with 46 starts. He amassed 221 career tackles (172) including 12 TFLs. He had 16 career interceptions and broke up 35 others. He also returned 96 punts for 1,304 yards (13.6 avg.) with three touchdowns and returned 26 kickoffs for 745 yards (28.7 avg.) and a pair of scored. He received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in December, 2008.

Awards and honorsEdit

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Joe was drafted by the Steelers on the 32nd pick of the fifth round (168th overall). There was speculation that he would share duties in returning punts and kick returns, but the emergence of Stefan Logan as a return specialist denied him this role. Still, Burnett was able to earn a spot on the 53-man roster due to his stellar defensive play. His final preseason statistics included 15 tackles, 4 passes defended, 1 interception, and a blocked field goal.

Burnett was released by the Steelers on September 3, 2010 in order for the Steelers to meet the 53 man roster requirement.

New York Giants Edit

On January 5, 2011, Burnett signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants.

Jacksonville SharksEdit

Burnett signed a deal with the Jacksonville Sharks hoping to play in their 2012 season

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Joe Burnett signed a practice roster contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. In his first season in the CFL Burnett lead all players with 6 interceptions. On July 10 Burnett set an Eskimos record for longest interception return when he picked off Travis Lulay of the BC Lions and returned it 108 yards for the touchdown. He also scored a touchdown on a 44-yard fumble recovery on August 10, 2012. On defense, he recorded 47 tackles and on special teams he added 3 more tackles. Burnett also played a significant role on punt/kick return. He amassed 573 kick-off return yards on 28 returns and 440 yards on 52 punt returns.

In his second season in the CFL Burnett increased his defensive tackles from 47 to 57, but only managed to get 1 pass interception. He once again participated in kick and punt return duties, although to a lesser extent. In the off-season the Eskimos signed Burnett to a contract extension through the 2015 CFL season. In 2014 Burnett played in only a handful of games because of nagging leg injuries, totaling 18 tackles and 1 interception. He was released by the Eskimos in April 2015.[1]

Calgary Stampeders Edit

On April 13, 2015 Burnett agreed to terms with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Burnett spent the 2018 season with the Montreal Alouettes. Burnett was released by Montreal in January 2019.[2]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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