For the darts player, see Stephen Burton (darts player).
Stephen Burton
Burton in the offensive huddle as a member of the Minnesota Vikings
No. 80     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-11) December 11, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Lakewood, California
Career information
College: West Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2011 2012)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     15
Receiving yards     149
Receiving touchdowns     1
Stats at

Stephen Burton (born December 11, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Texas A&M.[1] On April 23, 2014, Burton had retired due to concussion concern.[2]

Early yearsEdit

Burton attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California where he received offensive Player of the Year honors as a wide receiver and running back. Although having great talent at wide receiver, Burton was offered no scholarships from any college. He eventually chose to attend the Junior College, Long Beach City College.

College yearsEdit

While attending Long Beach, Burton played wide receiver and was the kick returner for the team. In 2007, he was named team MVP and won Second Team All-Conference as a wide receiver. After playing for Long Beach for his freshman and sophomore years, Burton decided to transfer to University of Oklahoma. However, Burton was unable to obtain enough credits to transfer and eventually decided to attend the Division II school, West Texas A&M. In his first season playing in a spread offense at West Texas A&M, he had three 100-yard receiving games. During his second year Burton had three 100-yard receiving games again and also had 70 receptions for 1,021 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

2011 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 221 lb 4.38 s 1.46 s 2.56 s 4.31 s 7.04 s 35 in 10 ft 4 in 19 reps

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Burton was drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[3] He was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' active roster on October 25, 2011. His promotion was in response to the Vikings releasing wide receiver Bernard Berrian. Burton scored his first NFL touchdown with the Vikings on September 16, 2012 against the Indianapolis Colts. It was a 6-yard reception that was tipped by tight end Kyle Rudolph. Burton was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2013 (along with 18 others) to get to a 53-man roster.[4]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Burton was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 1, 2013. He was placed on injured reserve on December 9, 2013 due to a concussion. On April 23, 2014, Burton retired at the age of 24 due to concussion concerns.[5]

Calgary Stampeders Edit

On January 26, 2015, Burton unretired and signed a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[6]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On May 11, 2017, Burton signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.


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