Jake Burt
No. 3     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Born: (1996-08-25) August 25, 1996 (age 25)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status1-Game Injured List
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Tight end
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
CollegeBoston College
High schoolSt. John's Preparatory
CFL draft2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
2020New England Patriots*
2021–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats

Jakeb Nolan Burt (born August 25, 1996) is a professional Canadian football tight end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted first overall in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Tiger-Cats. He played college football for the Boston College Eagles from 2015 to 2019.[1]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Burt was not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots of the National Football League to a three-year contract.[2] He spent the entire season on the practice squad and was not re-signed for the following year.[3][4]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Burt was a late addition to be qualified for the CFL Draft in 2021 after he provided documentation proving his National status.[5] His draft value rapidly rose to the point that he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[6] He signed his rookie contract on the same day of the draft which was registered with the league on May 5, 2021.[7][8]

Personal life

Burt was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to parents Scott and Dawn Burt.[1] Burt and his family moved to Lynnfield, Massachusetts when he was four years old and he grew up in the Boston area.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Jake Burt". Boston College Eagles. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Meet The New Patriots: Jake Burt". fullpresscoverage.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  3. ^ "Tight end Jake Burt excited for chance to come home in CFL draft". Sportsnet. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "Former Pats, BC tight end goes No. 1 in 2021 CFL Draft". NBC Sports. May 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "Boston College tight end Jake Burt added to 2021 CFL Draft". 3DownNation. April 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "Ticats select Boston College TE Jake Burt 1st overall". Canadian Football League. May 4, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Ticats stealthy shipped team apparel and signed first overall pick, TE Jake Burt prior to CFL Draft". 3DownNation. May 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 7, 2021.