The book on: OL Pierce Burton

Pierce Burton was part of a record-setting offense at Mississippi, but he will have to restart his career in the pros at the bottom of the depth chart. Get the multi-college journey, agility testing, high school history and more for the Vikings undrafted rookie.

Pierce Burton


Offensive Tackle
University of Mississippi Rebels
#71
6:05.4-303
Sacramento, California
City College of San Francisco
San Jose State University
Rio Americano High School

OVERVIEW

Selected to play in the 2014 NFLPA College All-Star Bowl, Burton started at right tackle in all 26 games during his Rebel career, as he helped produce two of the top three seasons for total yardage in Ole Miss history.

2013 SEASON
Burton started all 13 games at right tackle ... Part of an offensive line that produced the most total yards in school history (6,153) and ranked 21st in the nation and fifth in the SEC in total offense (473.3 ypg) ... Helped four different players post 100-yard rushing performances ... Earned second letter ... at Vanderbilt: Helped Ole Miss pile up 489 yards and 39 points in start ... vs. Southeast Missouri: Helped Ole Miss rack up 532 total yards and 272 rushing yards in start ... at Texas: Helped pave the way for Jeff Scott's career-best 164 rushing yards in start ... at Auburn: Helped Ole Miss compile 464 total yards and 340 passing yards in start ... vs. #9 Texas A&M: Helped Ole Miss compile 462 total yards and 329 passing yards in start ... vs. #6 LSU: Helped Ole Miss rack up 525 total yards, including 349 through the air, in start ... vs. Idaho: Helped pave the way for season highs in total yards (572) and rushing yards (292) in start ... vs. Arkansas: Helped Ole Miss 2nd-best passing total in school history (428 yards) in start ... vs. Troy: Helped the offense set a school record with 751 total yards in start ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech: Helped Ole Miss pile up 477 total yards and 221 rushing yards against one of the nation's top defenses.

2012 SEASON
Burton transferred to Ole Miss in January and joined the team for spring drills … Played in and started every game at right tackle ... Part of an offensive line that helped Ole Miss score the third-most points in school history (409) and average the second-most yards per game in school history (423.8) ... Earned first letter ... vs. Central Arkansas: Started at RT and helped Ole Miss rack up 565 total yards and 31 first downs ... vs. UTEP: Helped the Rebels pile up 500 total yards for the second straight game in start ... at Tulane: Paved the way for a team rushing effort of 304 yards ... at Alabama: After an interception, tackled the Alabama player and forced a fumble, which was recovered by Ole Miss ... vs. Texas A&M: Helped Ole Miss gain 464 yards of total offense ... vs. Auburn: Helped pave the way for Jeff Scott to rush for a season-high 137 yards ... vs. Vanderbilt: His blocking helped Bo Wallace pass for 403 yards ... at #7 LSU: His blocking helped Bo Wallace pass for 310 yards ... vs. #24 Mississippi State: Paved the way for an offense that racked up 527 total yards and 233 rushing yards ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt: Helped Ole Miss pile up 224 rushing yards and 38 points ... Named to ESPN.com's SEC All-Bowl Team.

2011 SEASON
Burton attended the City College of San Francisco … Helped lead squad to 12-0 record, California Junior College state championship and JC Gridwire national title as a sophomore ... Earned first team All-Conference honors ... Named Team Offensive MVP ... Coached by George Rush.

2010 SEASON
Burton played for San Jose State head coach and former Ole Miss assistant Mike MacIntyre ... Saw action in one game in 2010.

2009 SEASON
Burton red-shirted as a freshman at San Jose State.

AGILITY TESTS
5.25 in the 40-yard dash…1.88 10-yard dash…3.03 20-yard dash…4.81 20-yard shuttle…
7.53 three-cone drill…33½-inch vertical jump…8'06" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times…33-inch arm length…10-inch hands.

HIGH SCHOOL
Burton attended Rio Americano (Sacramento, Cal.) High School, where he was named team's Defensive Lineman of the Year for 2008, helping lead the squad to an 8-3 record ... Credited with 50 tackles, including 30 solo stops ... Second on the team with 5.0 QB sacks ... Coached by Mike Smith ... Also lettered in basketball ... Finished second on the team in scoring at 14.7 ppg and first in rebounding at 8.7 rpg in 2009 ... Made 55 percent of his field goal tries as Rio Americano posted a 22-6 win-loss record his junior season.

PERSONAL
Son of Larry Burton and Wendy Stolte ... Born April 10, 1991 ... Full name is Pierce Walter Burton ... Graduated in December with a bachelor's degree in general studies ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2013 ... Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll in 2013-14 ... Has 12 years of sailboat racing experience for the Richmond (Calif.) Yacht Club in competitions held on San Francisco Bay.


Dave-Te' Thomas has more than 40 years of experience scouting for the NFL. With the NFL Draft Report, Thomas handles a staff that evaluates and tests college players before the draft and prepares the NFL's official Draft Packet, which is distributed to all 32 teams prior to the draft. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.

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