49 Facts About Vontaze Burfict

1. Vontaze Burfict helped ruin our season multiple years with much dirtier hits.

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2. On October 20, 2018, Vontaze Burfict received a $112,000 fine for hits on Antonio Brown and James Conner that the league considered unnecessary.

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3. On March 16, 2018, Vontaze Burfict received a four-game suspension for violating the leagues' policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

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4. Vontaze Burfict finished the 2017 NFL season with 69 combined tackles, two pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in ten games and ten starts.

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5. Vontaze Burfict left the game with the concussion after being a victim of a blindside block by JuJu Smith-Schuster on Monday Night Football.

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6. Vontaze Burfict was ejected for the first time in his NFL career, and left by imitating a celebration taunt by Johnny Manziel.

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7. Vontaze Burfict started alongside starting strongside linebacker Nick Vigil and starting middle linebacker Kevin Minter.

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8. Vontaze Burfict intercepted two pass attempts by Eagles' quarterback Carson Wentz.

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9. Vontaze Burfict started alongside strongside linebacker Karlos Dansby and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga.

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10. Vontaze Burfict served his three-game suspension to begin the 2016 NFL season.

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11. Vontaze Burfict finished the 2015 NFL season with 74 combined tackles, five pass deflections, two interceptions, and one sack in ten games and ten starts.

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12. Vontaze Burfict received a fine for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger and received two other fines for unnecessary roughness penalties.

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13. On December 18, 2015, Vontaze Burfict received three fines from the NFL that totaled $69,454.

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14. On October 29, 2014, it was reported that Vontaze Burfict had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

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15. Vontaze Burfict started alongside middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and strongside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.

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16. Vontaze Burfict led all players in tackles in 2013 and topped the list for the NFL's Performance-Based Pay' program with earning $299,465.

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17. Vontaze Burfict became the first Bengals linebacker to be selected to a Pro Bowl since Jim LeClair in 1976.

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18. Vontaze Burfict forced a fumble by Browns' running back Chris Ogbonnaya, recovered the ball, and returned it for a 13-yard touchdown.

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19. Vontaze Burfict entered training camp slated as the starting weakside linebacker under defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

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20. On September 23, 2012, Vontaze Burfict earned his first career start at weakside linebacker after Thomas Howard was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during practice.

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21. Vontaze Burfict was ranked as the ninth best inside linebacker in the draft by Scouts Inc and was ranked the tenth best inside linebacker by DraftScout.

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22. On March 16, 2012, Vontaze Burfict attended Arizona State's pro day and performed the bench press, vertical jump (30"), short shuttle (4.56s), and three-cone drill (7.51s).

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23. Vontaze Burfict attended the NFL Scouting Combine and performed the majority of drills, but skipped the short shuttle and three-cone drills after injuring his hamstring on his second 40-yard dash attempt.

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24. Vontaze Burfict was named to the watchlists of the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

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25. Vontaze Burfict was honored as the Pacific-10 Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year.

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26. Vontaze Burfict led the Sun Devils in tackles in five games over the course of the season.

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27. Vontaze Burfict joined ASU's 2009 class that included three of his high school teammates.

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28. Vontaze Burfict originally committed to play for the USC Trojans, but eventually switched to Arizona State on National Signing Day.

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29. Vontaze Burfict missed almost all of his sophomore season due to academic problems.

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30. Vontaze Burfict helped anchor a linebackers unit that included fellow Sun Devils Shelly Lyons and Brandon Magee.

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31. That year, Vontaze Burfict led the Huskies with 159 tackles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

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32. Vontaze Burfict attended Centennial High School in Corona, California, where he was part of an undefeated Huskies team that won a CIF title, a state championship with the help of quarterback Taylor Martinez, and was ranked second in the nation by USA Today in 2008.

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33. Vontaze Burfict has accumulated $4,150,000 in fines and forfeited salary through his career.

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34. Vontaze Burfict was signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

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35. Vontaze Burfict opens up about Marvin Lewis taking over as defensive coordinator.

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36. Vontaze Burfict continues to progress in his recovery from a hip injury sustained during a Week 7 game against the Chiefs.

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37. Vontaze Burfict makes most of the headlines for the Cincinnati defense, but often for the wrong reasons.

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38. Vontaze Burfict has not suited up since Week 7, and still appears to be nursing a lingering hip injury.

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39. Vontaze Burfict started out the season on the suspended list.

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40. Vontaze Burfict was held out of Monday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

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41. Vontaze Burfict became the victim of a blindside hit by JuJu Smith-Schuster during Monday Night Football against the Steelers in Week 13, being carted off the field with a concussion.

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42. On October 15, 2014, Vontaze Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting ankles on both Newton and Olsen.

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43. Vontaze Burfict finished the 2013 season leading the NFL in tackles with 171, and was the only Bengals defensive player selected to the Pro Bowl.

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44. Vontaze Burfict eventually went undrafted, but was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent.

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45. When he entered his junior season, Vontaze Burfict was regarded as one of the best linebackers available in the 2012 NFL Draft, projected to go as high as the fifth pick.

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46. Vontaze Burfict decided to forgo his senior year at Arizona State and entered the 2012 NFL Draft.

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47. On October 6, 2010, Vontaze Burfict was benched by Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson.

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48. Vontaze Burfict participated in the US Army All-American Bowl and was the third-leading tackler for the West team.

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49. Vontaze Burfict returned from suspension in Week 5, so he was playing in only his second.

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