Treylon Burks
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Burks in 2022
No. 16 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2000-03-23) March 23, 2000 (age 24)
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren
(Warren, Arkansas)
College:Arkansas (2019–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2021)
  • 2× second-team All-SEC (2019, 2020)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:49
Receiving yards:665
Total touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Treylon Burks (born March 23, 2000) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arkansas and was drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Burks was born on March 23, 2000, in Flint, Michigan and grew up in Warren, Arkansas. He attended Warren High School, where he played wide receiver for their football team and totaled 151 receptions for 3,403 yards and 43 touchdowns.[1] He missed most of his senior season in 2018 after tearing his ACL.[2] On July 30, 2018, he committed to the University of Arkansas to play college football.[3] He was a four-star recruit and was the 103rd ranked recruit in the nation, and the number one recruit in Arkansas. [4] He also played basketball and baseball in high school.[5]

College career

As a true freshman at Arkansas in 2019, Burks started nine of 11 games and recorded 29 receptions for 475 receiving yards.[6][7] Burks was named 2nd Team All-SEC as a return specialist by the Coaches, and was placed on the SEC All-Freshman team. In 2020, he became Arkansas' number one receiver as a sophomore, with 51 receptions for 820 yards and seven touchdowns despite starting only eight games. Burks was named 2nd Team All-SEC by the AP and Coaches.[8][9][10] In his junior season of 2021, Burks started all twelve games and finished with 66 receptions for 1,104 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns, becoming only the fourth player in program history with over 1,000 yards receiving in a single season.[11] He had 14 carries for 112 yards rushing and one rushing touchdown. Burks was named 1st Team All-SEC by the AP and the Coaches. Arkansas would finish the regular season 8-4, 4-4 in SEC play, and would be invited to play Penn State in the 2022 Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa. Burks decided to forgo participation in the Outback Bowl and also skip his senior season, declaring his intentions to enter the 2022 NFL Draft.[12]

College statistics

Season GP Receiving Rushing Punt returns Kick returns
Rec Yds TD Att Yds TD Ret Yds TD Ret Yds TD
2019 11 29 475 0 9 35 0 12 130 0 10 226 0
2020 8 51 820 7 15 75 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
2021 12 66 1,104 11 14 112 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 31 146 2,399 18 38 222 1 13 134 0 10 226 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.55 s 1.54 s 2.65 s 4.40 s 7.28 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
12 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[13][14][15]

2022 season

Burks was drafted 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2022.[16] To obtain the draft pick from the Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee traded away receiver A. J. Brown, also receiving a third round pick in 2023.[17]

Burks suffered turf toe in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve on October 8.[18] He was activated from injured reserve on November 12, 2022.[19] In Week 11, against the Green Bay Packers, he had seven receptions for 111 receiving yards in the 27–17 victory.[20] In Week 12, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he scored his first NFL touchdown on an unusual fumble recovery in the endzone in the 20–16 loss.[21] In the following game, a 35–10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, he scored his first professional receiving touchdown on a 25-yard reception.[22] Burks appeared in 11 games as a rookie and finished with 33 receptions for 444 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[23]

2023 season

During a joint practice with the Minnesota Vikings, Burks caught a deep pass and landed on his knee, causing an LCL sprain which caused him to miss Week 4 against the Bengals. Burks was also ruled out for the Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. [24][25]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost FR TD
2022 TEN 11 6 33 444 13.5 51 1 4 47 11.8 20 0 0 0 1 1
2023 TEN 10 8 16 221 13.8 70 0 5 18 3.6 9 0 0 0 0 0
Career 21 14 49 665 13.6 70 1 9 65 7.2 20 0 0 0 1 1

Personal life

Burks is an avid hog hunter.[26] He suffers from asthma, though it has never affected him during a game.[27]

References

  1. ^ Bordelon, Scottie (September 6, 2019). "Carrying on a legacy: Burks out to rep grandfather's name". wholehogsports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Davenport, Richard (February 6, 2019). "Warren's Treylon Burks signing gives Arkansas top receivers class". Arkansas Online. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Rob (July 30, 2018). "4-Star WR Treylon Burks Commits to Arkansas over Clemson, LSU, FSU and More". Bleacher Report. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "Treylon Burks, Arkansas". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Bordelon, Scottie (June 25, 2020). "Glory Days: Treylon Burks' ceiling was high on baseball field". wholehogsports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Murphy, Tom (August 28, 2020). "Tough to cover: Burks leads unit set to push tempo". wholehogsports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  7. ^ Bordelon, Scottie (August 25, 2020). "Burks working to change technique as punt returner". wholehogsports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Murphy, Tom (November 28, 2020). "UA receiving duo show out recently". Arkansas Online. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  9. ^ Bordelon, Scottie (October 18, 2020). "Burks' case of Sundays supplies Hogs needed hand". Arkansas Online. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Bordelon, Scottie (November 6, 2020). "'He can do it all': Burks already one of SEC's best". wholehogsports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
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  12. ^ Murphy, Tom (December 9, 2021). "So long, Treylon: Hogs' game-changing wide receiver to enter draft". Arkansas Online. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  13. ^ "Treylon Burks Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  14. ^ "Treylon Burks, Arkansas, WR, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  15. ^ "Treylon Burks 2022 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  16. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 28, 2022). "Titans Select Arkansas WR Treylon Burks in the First Round of the NFL Draft After Trading A.J. Brown to the Eagles". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  17. ^ Benjamin, Cody (April 28, 2022). "A.J. Brown traded to Eagles: Titans make stunning decision in moving star receiver during 2022 NFL Draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  18. ^ Wyatt, Jim (October 8, 2022). "Titans Activate LB Monty Rice to 53-Man Roster, Place WR Treylon Burks on Injured Reserve". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  19. ^ Davenport, Turron (November 12, 2022). "Titans getting back first-round rookie WR Treylon Burks from IR". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  20. ^ "Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers - November 17th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  21. ^ Moraitis, Mike (November 27, 2022). "Treylon Burks scores first career touchdown on crazy play vs. Bengals". Titans Wire. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  22. ^ "Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles - December 4th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  23. ^ "Treylon Burks 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  24. ^ Davenport, Turron (September 29, 2023). "Titans WR Burks (knee) out Sunday vs. Bengals". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  25. ^ Phalen, Sam (October 6, 2023). "Titans Injury Update Week 5: Treylon Burks' knee is still a factor - A to Z Sports". A to Z Sports. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  26. ^ Roberts, Adam (April 26, 2022). "Arkansas' Treylon Burks has a hobby: Hog hunting". 4029tv.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  27. ^ Ragan, Zach (July 28, 2022). "Treylon Burks adds extra clarity on his in-game asthma in college". A to Z Sports. Retrieved August 25, 2022.