American Football Database
American Football Database
John Burke
Date of birth: (1971-09-07) September 7, 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
 As player:
New England Patriots
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
Playing stats at

John Richard Burke (born September 7, 1971 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the New England Patriots, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.

Burke grew up in Holmdel Township, New Jersey[1] and attended Holmdel High School.[2]


  1. Greenidge, Jim. "Burke is finally catching on Rookie tight end proving a key addition to offense", The Boston Globe, December 30, 1994. Accessed March 15, 2011. "But no longer is the 6-foot-2-inch, 258-pound Holmdel, NJ resident only a blocker. He also can catch the ball."
  2. John Burke player profile, Database Football. Accessed August 22, 2008.