Juston Burris
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Burris with the Cleveland Browns in 2019
No. 31 – Carolina Panthers
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-04) August 4, 1993 (age 28)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Broughton
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2021
Total tackles:141
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:19
Player stats at NFL.com

Juston Burris (born August 4, 1993) is an American football safety for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State and was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

High school career

Burris was selected to the NCPreps.com 4A all-state and All-conference teams in his senior season. He scored 11 touchdowns and had just under 1,000 receiving yards, 40 tackles and three interceptions in his senior year.

College career

At NC State, Burris started 28 straight games at cornerback. As a junior, he was sixth on the team in tackles and led the team in pass break ups.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+14 in
(1.84 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.53 s 4.40 s 7.10 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

New York Jets

On April 30, 2016, Burris was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.[2]

On September 10, 2017, in the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, Burris recorded an interception off of quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Burris's play occurred on the Jets' own 8-yard line and ended a long opening drive from the Bills.[3]

On October 27, 2018, Burris was waived by the Jets and was re-signed to the practice squad.[4]

Cleveland Browns

Burris was signed off the Jets' practice squad by the Cleveland Browns on November 7, 2018.[5]

On April 1, 2019, Burris re-signed with the Browns.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2019.[7]

Oakland Raiders

On September 13, 2019, Burris signed with the Oakland Raiders, but was waived six days later.[8]

Cleveland Browns (second stint)

Burris was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 20, 2019.[9] In week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football, Burris sacked Mason Rudolph once and intercepted a pass thrown by Rudolph in the 21–7 win.[10]

Carolina Panthers

On March 20, 2020, Burris signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Carolina Panthers.[11] He was named the Panthers starting safety to start the season. He started the first six games before suffering a ribs injury in Week 6. He was placed on injured reserve on October 20, 2020.[12] He was activated on November 14, 2020.[13]

Burris entered the 2021 season as the Panthers starting strong safety. He was placed on injured reserve on September 28, 2021.[14] He was activated on November 13.

On March 24, 2022, Burris re-signed with the Panthers on a one-year deal.[15]


  1. ^ "Juston Burris Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jets select NC State cornerback Juston Burris in 4th round". wtop.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Allen, Eric (October 27, 2018). "Jets Promote RB De'Angelo Henderson, Release CB Juston Burris". NewYorkJets.com.
  5. ^ Gribble, Andrew (November 7, 2018). "Browns lose LB Christian Kirksey, DB E.J. Gaines for season". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  6. ^ "Browns sign four players, waive three". ClevelandBrowns.com. April 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Browns claim 3 players via waivers". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Raiders sign Juston Burris; place Johnathan Abram on IR". Raiders.com. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "Browns place TE David Njoku on injured reserve, claim S Juston Burris". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Browns, Steelers brawl at end of Cleveland's 21-7 win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Panthers sign safety Juston Burris". Panthers.com. March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  12. ^ Simmons, Myles (October 20, 2020). "Panthers place Juston Burris, Keith Kirkwood on reserve/injured list". Panthers.com.
  13. ^ "Panthers activate safety Juston Burris from reserve list". Panthers.com. November 14, 2020. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Panthers place safety Juston Burris on injured reserve". Panthers.com. September 28, 2021.
  15. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 24, 2022). "Panthers bring back safety Juston Burris". Panthers.com.