Joe Burger


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230


Joe  Burger


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AP Photos: Football vs. Penn State

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Ohio State Overview: Joe Burger has worked hard to transform himself from a preferred walk-on who joined the team with the rest of the 2012 freshman class in June 2012 into a valuable contributor on the playing field and a role-model student off the field ... a senior academically and now in his fourth season with the program, Burger has played in 21 games for the Buckeyes and earned two Varsity O letters ... Burger is an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in industrial and systems engineering ... he interned in May 2014 with industrial engineering firm TP Mechanical.

2014 Season (Sophomore): Burger played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... was in the games for 217 plays with a career-high 19 plays in the win over Indiana ... had 17, 16 and 15 special team plays, respectively, vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and vs. Oregon in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

2013 Season (Freshman): After red-shirting as a true freshman in 2012, Burger got into six games in 2013 and played 33 snaps on defense and another four on special teams ... when injuries sidelined a couple players, Burger started at linebacker in the game at Illinois.

More on Joe: Burger was a 2011 La Salle H.S. team captain and was named first-team Division I all-state by the Associated Press after recording 103 tackles with five sacks and an interception ... his work in the classroom, in the community and on the field led to his winning the 2012 "That's My Boy Award," presented by the National Football Foundation and the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association ... he played for coach Tom Grippa ... Burger is the youngest of four boys in his family ... parents are Felicia and Bob Burger ... his father walked on to the Notre Dame football team and eventually earned a scholarship ... brother, Bobby, also walked on to the Notre Dame team, as did two uncles ... his two other brothers are Chris and John ... was the vice-president of LaSalle's National Honor Society and held a seat on the student council.

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