American football and National football league have produced lots of players but the article will center on Vontaze DeLeon Burfict a linebacker that plays for Las Vegas Raider and who is considered as the greatest prospect in Arizona State after he signed to National Letter Intent. This piece of writing will talk about his career, family, and personal life of the player.
Vontaze Burfict Bio: Age, Early Life
Vontaze DeLeon Burfict was born on September 24, 1990, at South Los Angeles, California, unto Vontaze Burfict Senior and Lisa Williams, but Vontaze Burfict Sr was a gang member and convicted cocaine baron, jailed and never had cemented relationship with Vontaze Burfict Jr, the mother was a city bus driver and she was to have raised Dashan Miller, the step senior brother to the linebacker, Burfict.
Vontaze Burfict Net Worth
Burfict have a net worth of $12 million and is unmarried but have a girlfriend Brandie Labomme , the American Football Player measured in height 6’1’’ (inch), weight 248 (Ibs), the Arm length of 31 and the half quarter, and hand size 56 and Vontaze drive GMC, BMW among other of is collection. Burfict live in Arizona at Canterbury Wood Subdivision for $1 million and enjoyed popping champagne, lonely daytime drinking.
Vontaze Burfict Education Details
Vontaze started is high school at Centennial High School in Corona, California, played for the undefeated Huskies that won CIF title, a championship in the U.S in 2008, it was ranked second in that year. The player made 159 tackles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery and played in the US Army-All America Bowl and as one of the leading tacklers. In his career he has received a lot of awards such as Pro Bowl, (2013), second-team-All- Pro (2013), First-team All-America (2010), Pac 10 Defensive player of the year (2010), Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2009) and USA Today High School All-America in 2008. The young player in days in Centennial High School was listed as the finest linebacker in the U.S
Burfict attended Arizona State University in 2009, tips himself to play for the USC Trojans but later moved Arizona State and played alongside is high school teammate and the player had a rough time in college that he had one summer to complete in the year. He named by ESPN as the defensive MVP during a match against Georgia collected high 11 tackles and also teamed the Sun Devil in a tackle in the game and at the end of the season he made 69 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss and one sack.
Vontaze Burfict Career Details
At the end of a college career, Burfict was benched because he madefoul penalties against a counterpart at Stanford, and charged at that time for his inequality trait and which later gave Arizona State University the edge in the winning touchdown. At the end of his career ASU, he made up his mind to move to the National Football League.
Unveiling his professional career he was known as the best linebackers available in 2012 in the NFL and gained the first pack of NFL according to expert and that year Vontaze denounce his career off ASU and NFL to be drafted and was regarded as the fifth linebacker and thereafter he attended the NFL scouting and performed all necessary exercise but was said to have not done the shuttle and three-cone drills after he injured his hamstring on a 40-yard dash attempt. Due to his injury, his performance was not applauded because of time he got in the 40 yard-dash which he scored 5.06 sec and concluded to be the slowest among counterpart as a linebacker and came last in broad jump and vertical jump.
Burfeirt in the earlier aforesaid year in Arizona State pro day made 16 reps, 30 vertical jumps, short shuttle; 4.56 sec. 7.51-sec three-cone drill and the player describes his performance as average for that year in ASU. Vontaze failed in his drug test and admitted to had used marijuana, at finale of his time in Arizona State pro day, he made seventh-round pick as reported by experts and scouts, also came as a ninth best linebacker as in 2012.
Vontaze Burfict Contracts
At the beam of his professional career, Vontaze in 2012, had signed for Cincinnati Bengals on a contract of three-year which worth $1.44 million and has $1000 as a signing bonus. Vontaze was not drafted in that year in NFL and during debut at the new side made a debut with Baltimore Ravens and opening 44-13 loss in the game and also recorded seven combined tackles a win with Bengals and end at 38-31 at the Washington Redskins in week 2 of the season.
Burfict had a good performance in Bengals with Jacksonville Jaguar, Baltimore Ravens and also finished his rookie season in 2012 with high 127 combined tackles, two pass deflection, and a sack in 16 games and 14 starts and came on as 15th as a rookie among all other players in the league. Vontaze recorded six combined tackles against Houston Texas in AFC wildcard Game. Burfict access his first career start as a weakside linebacker against Baltimore Raven after his teammate Thomas Howard got injured was replaced with Vontaze as linebacker saw them made loss 44-13 loss on September 23, 2012.
Vontaze, in the 2013 to 2014 season of the NFL, at the start of the season at Cincinnati Bengal’s, he made eight combined tackle, deflected a pass, and made the first interception in his career against Chicago Bears with a score 24-21 loss. In 2013 season the player had a fine of $31,000 against a counterpart of Green Bay Packers and was also fine for intentionally groan hit on Ryan Taylor of Green Bay Packer and in the same year made 15 combined tackles, broke up a pass, and made a fumble recovery in his first touchdown with against Cleveland Brown and won 41-20 in the 11 weeks.
In 2014, season Burfict, was picked to play in Pro Bowl and known to be the first linebacker to be picked into Pro Bowl after Jim LeClair in 1976, before 2014 season Vontaze top the list of NFL performance pay program and received a pay of $299,465 in 2013, started 16 games in the season and pulled 171 high combined tackles and six pass deflection, 3 stacks, one interception, a fumble forced and one fumble recovery and made one touchdown. The Cincinnati Bengals finished first in the AFC (America Football Conference) north game and also move for a playoff berth. The AFC North is one four division in NFL and it was unveiled in 2002, NFL season and the AFC North has four member Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The season for Burfict, in 2024 came with a four-year contract signing of $19,000 and with $6.90 million guaranteed and a bonus of $3.10 million and the head coach Marvin Lewis of Bengals retained Burfict in the start of the season along same position teammate Rey Maualuga and Emmanuel Lamur. In the season Burfict had experience a concussion twice, one against the Baltimore Raven and the other against Atlanta Falcon and he was inactive for 2 games with concussion symptoms.
Vontaze Burfict was fine in 2014 season against Cam Newton and Greg Olsen of $25,000 for twisting their ankle and not suspended but fine for it and at the comeback of week 8, made seven combined tackles and made a win against Baltimore Ravens and with a knee injury in the game and later Vontaze went for arthroscopic knee surgery. Burfict, was out for 9-14 weeks and place on reserve bench, made to access just 5 games and five starts and made 15 combined sole tackles and two pass deflections in 2014 season.
In the next season Vontaze, he had a rough time with injury and undergone microfracture surgery after he sustained a knee injury in the other season and he was placed on physically unable to perform list and upon him in the inactive list, he was removed on October 31, 2015, Bengal placed him of the inactive roaster and he was named the weakside linebacker along with some strongside position teammate A.J Hawk Burfict and Hawk started together with Rey Maualuga, who is also a linebacker. Burfict received fine in the season against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and was fine $69, 454 and also made seven combined tackles, three pass deflections, interception during 24-14 win San Francisco 49ers and made 74 combined tackles and five pass deflections, two interceptions, one sack in ten-game start in final 2015 season. The Cincinnati Bengals finished first in the playoff Berth.
In 2017 Vontaze appeal is suspension and was reduced to 3 games and the season Cincinnati Bengal signed Vontaze into 3 year deal of $32.53 million and a 3.30 million contract extension with other teammates in the same position Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter but they were strongside linebacker and also fine as usual for his rough dealing in games and NFL fined Burfict of $12,154 for kicking Roosevelt Nix of Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7 of the season and completed the season with 69 combined tackles (48 solo), two pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in ten games and ten starts.
In 2018-2019, Bengal hired Detroit Lion Teryl Austin, who was a defensive coordinator, as the new defensive coordinator after Paul Guenther left for the Oakland Raiders and Vontaze received suspension in NFL for a performance-enhancing drug and came as a weakside linebacker with Nick Vigil and Preston Brown and he was released by Cincinnati Bengals after seven seasons. In 2019, Burfict signed a one-year $5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders and made his first debut with Denver Broncos, and made 6 tackle and won the game with 24-16 win.
In the advent of 2019 season, Vontaze Burfict, in the week against Indianapolis Colts, made helmet to helmet with Indisnspolis player Jack Doyle ,was jettison out of the game and afterward, the NFL gave indefinite suspension for the rest of the season and was called upon by the NFL vice President and Chief disciplinarian Jon Runyan, that the player has showered continues bully in several games on players after so many warning from the NFL and this came as long suspension that has never occurred after Albert Haynesworth in 2006. Also after his long suspension, he reaffirms back in NFL on December 30, 2019.
Vontaze DeLeon Burfict was a unique player that has many frowned issue in the NFL, due to his upbringing in South Los Angeles. In summary, Vontaze had a rough and good career way back in high school, college, and in his professional career but was known as the most decorated linebacker in Arizona State at the NFL. So no matter how hard or difficult one parenthood was, we should be focus and diligent in our work and career.