The Raiders selected LB Miles Burris in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Photo courtesy of San Diego State.
San Diego State
Granite Bay, Calif.
Granite Bay High School
Two-time All-Mountain West First Team Selction…2010 SDSU Student-Athlete of the Year ... Three-time MWC all-academic honoree ... SDSU scholar-athlete ... 2011 preseason first-team all-conference by Athlon Sports, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's Sports, Mountain West Media, Phil Steele and Sporting News ... Rated No. 7 nationally at his position by Lindy's.
Named a first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection for the second straight season by coaches … Led team with 78 tackles including 46 solo stops …Totaled 19.5 tackles for loss … Had eight sacks for losses totaling 60 yards … Had three fumble recoveries.
Named a first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection by the coaches and by Phil Steele Magazine ... Team co-defensive player of the year ... Led the MWC in sacks (t-22nd nationally) and tackles for a loss (t-11th) and was second in fumbles forced (t-15th) ... In league-only outings, had four more tackles for loss and two more sacks than any other MWC player ... His 9.5 sacks tied for seventh in Aztec season history and are the most by an SDSU player since 1999 ... Ranked No. 1 on the team in tackles with 80 ... Made his 13th consecutive start at linebacker in the opener, coming away with four tackles, including one for a loss of seven yards ... Tied for team game high in tackles with eight at New Mexico State ... Forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter at No. 25 Missouri, while also adding 1.5 tackles for loss ... Tallied a sack in the win over Utah State ... Standout effort in the MWC opener with BYU recording a pair of sacks, forcing a fumble and ending up with six tackles overall ... Reached the 100-career tackle mark against the Cougars ... Four stops in the win over No. 23 Air Force ... SDSU's leading tackler at New Mexico, posting eight with two TFLs and a sack ... Another sack at Wyoming, logging four solo tackles overall ... Had a monster game vs. CSU, posting career-high marks in tackles (10), sacks (2.0, tied), tackles for loss (4.0) and forced fumbles (2) to earn MWC defensive player-of-the-week honors ... Recorded nine tackles, including two for a loss and a sack at TCU ... Had a game-high eight tackles vs. Utah ... Recorded a team-best seven tackles, including 3.5 for a loss and 1.5 sacks, against UNLV ... Made six total tackles with one TFL in the Poinsettia Bowl win over Navy.
Was SDSU's second-leading tackler with a career-high 58 stops ... Third on the team in tackles for loss with 6.0 ... Played and started all 12 contests ... Accounted for four solo tackles, including one for a loss of a yard vs. UCLA ... Five stops, two TFLs and his first career sack against Southern Utah ... Four tackles with a half sack at Idaho ... Career high in tackles with nine against Air Force ... Two stops in the win over NMSU and five vs. BYU ... Four tackles in the victory at CSU ... Three solo efforts against New Mexico ... Had four solo stops vs. TCU ... Recorded a team-best seven tackles (six solo) and a TFL vs. Wyoming ... Six stops in the season finale at UNLV.
Saw his first playing time against Cal Poly and Notre Dame on special teams ... First career tackle at San Jose State ... Career-high three stops against Idaho ... Five tackles and his first TFL in his most extensive action on defense at TCU ... Then career-best six stops as a reserve at New Mexico ... One solo tackle at Wyoming ... Two assisted stops and a half tackle for loss at BYU ... One solo effort in the win over UNLV.
Team's defensive scout player of the year while using his redshirt season.
Was a two-time all-Metropolitan League selection and captured Granite Bay High School's defensive player-of-the-year award following his junior and senior campaigns ... In 2006, he recorded 120 tackles and added 6.5 sacks to become Granite Bay's all-time leading tackler ... His junior season saw him tally 90 stops, including three sacks, and recover four fumbles ... Ranked as the nation's 30th-best inside linebacker prospect by Rivals.com.
Born June 27, 1988, in Roseville, Calif. ... Son of Jim and Donna Burris ... Father played football at Oregon State ... Is a business management major.