He also earned numerous All-American honors, including Parade. At present, he is dating Brandie Labomme, his long-time girlfriend. He started alongside strongside linebacker Karlos Dansby and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga. He finished the 2015 NFL season with 74 combined tackles (57 solos), five pass deflections, two interceptions, and one sack in ten games and ten starts. © EN.24SMI.ORG, 2018 - 2020. After that, he was charged with a personal foul for unsportsmanlike conduct that gave Stanford a first down at the ASU 7.  He led the team in tackles as a rookie and finished 15th among all players in the league. He was subsequently signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012, where he played for seven seasons. Burfict described his overall pro day performance as “average”.  Burfict was inactive for two games (Weeks 8–10) due to a hip injury he sustained during a Week 7 loss at the Kansas City Chiefs. He then played in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Burfict led all players in tackles in 2013 and also topped the list for the NFL’s Performance-Based Pay' program with earning $299,465. Three days earlier, on October 6, the NFL notified Burfict that they had found another illegal hit during the Week 4 game. He attended Corona (CA) Centennial High School and later went to Arizona State College.  Burfict finished his rookie season in 2012 with 127 combined tackles (73 solo), two pass deflections, and one sack in 16 games and 14 starts. He was released by the Bengals after seven seasons on 18th March 2019.  Prior to the NFL Combine, Burfict was ranked as the fifth best linebacker prospect in the draft by NFL analyst Mike Mayock.  On December 27, 2013, it was announced that Burfict was selected to play in the 2014 Pro Bowl. During his career, he has been involved in many disputes and incidents which has accumulated over $4.2 million in fines and forfeited salary.  On March 16, 2018, Burfict received a four-game suspension for violating the leagues’ policy against performance-enhancing drugs.  Since then, Burfict indicated his intent to continue playing in the NFL; he became a free agent in 2020 at the conclusion of his one-year contract with the Raiders.. , 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. On October 29, 2014, it was reported that Burfict had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee. He demonstrated amazing skills in football during the game against the Carolina Panthers. On January 5, 2013, Burfict started his first career playoff game and recorded six combined tackles during the Bengals’ 19–13 loss at the Houston Texans in the AFC Wildcard Game. He 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. " On January 3, 2012, Burfict announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. He gets his salary from his football career. His dad a bad reputation: he was imprisoned most of the time because he had problems with cocaine. He did qualify on time for the 2010 football season.  Burfict started alongside starting strongside linebacker Nick Vigil and starting middle linebacker Kevin Minter. He finished the 2016 season with 101 combined tackles (73 solos), eight pass deflections, two interceptions, two sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 11 games and 11 stars. He led the Sun Devils in tackles in five games over the course of the season.  This became the longest suspension for on-field misconduct in modern NFL history, more than doubling the five-game suspension mandated to Albert Haynesworth in 2006. In 2017, the player had a new three-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. On August 28, 2017, Burfict was suspended for the first five games of the 2017 regular season due to a blindside block he made on Chiefs’ fullback Anthony Sherman during the second preseason game.  He recorded seven combined tackles during the Bengals’ 38–31 win at the Washington Redskins in Week 2. He was placed in the physically unable to play list. He made 6 tackles in the 24-16 win in his debut game. Celebrity Gossip, News and Biography. In Week 5, he collected a season-high 13 combined tackles (ten solo), deflected a pass, and made a sack during a 20–16 win against the Buffalo Bills. His body build is athletic with the tall height of 6 ft 1 in or 1.85 m. He has a balanced bodyweight of 255 lb or 116 Kg matching with his height.  However, a mediocre on-field performance and poor pre-draft workouts diminished his draft stock and he ultimately went unselected. The player appealed his suspension to reduce it to three games. Vontaze Burfict was born in South Los Angeles, USA. , On January 15, 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals announced their decision to promote linebackers coach Paul Guenther to defensive coordinator after Mike Zimmer accepted the head coaching position with the Minnesota Vikings.  On October 27, 2017, the NFL issued Burfict a fine of $12,154 for kicking Roosevelt Nix. , He made his professional regular season debut in the Cincinnati Bengals’ season-opening 44–13 loss at the Baltimore Ravens. Burfict made his debut with the Raiders in week 1 against the Denver Broncos. In Week 14, he collected a season-high 11 solo tackles during a 33–20 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He received a fine for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger and received two other fines for unnecessary roughness penalties. His overall performance was described as "disappointing" due to a 5.09 sec in the 40-yard dash, which was the slowest among all linebackers. He led the Sun Devils in tackles in five games over the course of the season. The Cincinnati Bengals signed the player to a three-year contract. In a game against Stanford, Vontaze grabbed the facemask of Doug Baldwin. According to the latest news, the family is going to make their relationship official soon. The player decided to catch up on his academic performance and became prepared for the 2010 football season. He played college football at Arizona State. Burfict originally committed to play for the USC Trojans, but eventually switched to Arizona State on National Signing Day. Vontaze was expected to take over Omar Bolden as the leader of the Sun Devils defense in 2011, but he had a rather contradictory junior season. But Vontaze again was suspended by the NFL for violations of player rules during games in 2016. , The Cincinnati Bengals finished first in the AFC North with an 11–5 record in 2013 and earned a playoff berth. Vontaze DeLeon Burfict Jr. (/ ˈ v ɒ n t ɛ z ˈ b ɜːr f ɪ k t / VON-tez BUR-fikt; born September 24, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent.  He was inactive for the next six games (Weeks 9–14) and was subsequently placed on injured reserve on December 9, 2014. Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2010), Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year (2009), USA Today High School All-American (2008). Upon his return, head coach Marvin Lewis named Burfict the starting weakside linebacker. Burfict's uncle recalled that during his nephew's high school days, helmet-to-helmet hits were not frowned on as much as they were by the time Burfict made it to the NFL.. He achieved a team-high 130 tackles and added four sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior.  He finished the 2017 NFL season with 69 combined tackles (48 solo), two pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in ten games and ten starts.. Bengals’ cornerback Adam Jones subsequently received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which advanced the line of scrimmage 30-yards and allowed the Steelers to kick a go-ahead 35-yard field goal to win the game 18-16. Burfict sacked Jaguars’ quarterback Blaine Gabbert for an 11-yard loss in the fourth quarter. At the start of his sophomore season, Burfict was named First-Team Preseason All-American by The Sporting News.  Burfict was limited to five games and five starts in 2014 and recorded 29 combined tackles (15 solo) and two pass deflections..  On July 28, 2015, the Cincinnati Bengals placed Burfict on their physically unable to perform list. The Cincinnati Bengals activated him from their PUP list and added him to their active roster on 31st October 2015. During the second half, he also made a helmet-to-helmet hit against Colts running back Nyheim Hines, although no penalty was called during that time. , On August 20, 2014, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Burfict to a four-year, $19 million contract that included $6.90 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.10 million.  Problems on and off the field at Arizona State, however, caused his draft stock to plummet immensely. Vontaze is a very handsome footballer with attractive body personality. Burfict decided to refuse from his senior year at Arizona State and entered the 2012 NFL Draft year. Recently, he signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders. The couple started dating on 9th January 2011 and also they have two beautiful daughters together named Aiyanna, born in 2015 and a second daughter born in May 2017.  On August 30, 2017, Burfict appealed his suspension, which was subsequently reduced to three games. Again, he received a four-game suspension for violating the leagues’ policy against performance-enhancing drugs on 16th March 2018. The Sporting News selected him to their All-American team, as well as Pacific-10 Defensive MVP. He became the first Bengals linebacker to be selected to a Pro Bowl since Jim LeClair in 1976. On January 5, 2014, Burfict made seven combined tackles and was credited with half a sack as the Bengals lost 27–10 against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Wildcard Game. , The Cincinnati Bengals finished first in the AFC North with a 12–4 record and earned a playoff berth. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Black. In 2010, the sportsman had to miss several games because he was given a high number of personal foul penalties. On January 1, 2016, Burfict recorded a season-high 12 combined tackles (eight solo), deflected two passes, and made an interception as the Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24–16.  During Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, Burfict's was ejected for the first time in his NFL career after he committed two personal foul penalties. He was named a Freshman All-American by College Football News, and by the Football Writers Association of America. 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