Bryan
Burnham
#16 Wide Receiver
Bryan
Burnham
#16 Wide Receiver
Height 6'2
Weight 205 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-04-03 (27)
Born Moorestown, NJ
School Tulsa
INT / NAT INT
Receptions 81
Yards 1202
Touchdowns 7
Average 14.8

Born: April 3, 1990 – Moorestown, NJ
2017:   Years as a Lion: 4th  Years in CFL: 4th   Status: International
Career Games: 47   Playoffs: 3   Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
After an impressive showing at a free agent camp in Seattle, Bryan was signed just prior to training camp in May 2014. Following a great 2016 season, he signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions.

 

Highlights:Burnham action
2017
: Another productive season for the slick pass-grabber as Bryan notched his second-consecutive 1,000-yard campaign with a team-leading 1,202 yards on 81 receptions with seven majors through 16 games. He recorded six  games with 100+ yards and enjoyed his best performance of the year in Winnipeg where he torched the Bombers’ secondary for 10 catches and 152 yards along with a major. His lofty numbers earned him a second-career West Division All-Star selection.

 

2016: A break-out campaign for the tremendously gifted receiver as Bryan hauled in 79 receptions for 1,392 yards and three touchdowns. During a season in which he caught at least one pass in all 18 regular season games, circus catches and clutch performances became the norm and Bryan’s numbers trailed only Emmanuel Arceneaux among fellow Lions receivers and placed him fourth overall in the CFL. He ranked first however with an astounding 15 receptions of 30 yards or more which accounted for his league-leading 17.6-yard per catch average.

 

His biggest game of the season came in Winnipeg as he racked-up 208 yards on nine receptions including a 55-yard grab which was also his longest of his young career. His four games with 100 or more receiving yards were also second only to Arceneaux’s six and his career season to date earned him his first West Division All-Star nod.

 

During the 2016 postseason, Bryan tallied 97 receiving yards on five catches including a 13-yard touchdown in the Western Semi-Final win over Winnipeg.

 

Bryan Burnham vs WPG2015: A productive season for the talented receiver as Bryan notched 35 receptions for 423 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the year. His reception yards ranked sixth on the club with his top performance on the season coming in Calgary on Sept. 18 where he hauled in four passes for 72 yards.

 

2014: Making the club out of training camp, Bryan spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the practice roster before making his pro debut versus Toronto on Sep 19/14. The first-year Leo made the most of his opportunity hauling in five passes for 90 yards including a 35-yard strike and a 13-yard TD from Kevin Glenn. In his second outing a week later in Calgary, Bryan notched a 23-yard reception before suffering a season-ending spleen injury later in the game.

 

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2017
West Division All-Star: 2016, 2017

 

10796209College:
2009-2013:
 Following a red-shirt freshman season at Tulsa in 2009, Bryan made a position switch from defensive back to receiver following his sophomore season in 2010. He enjoyed a productive junior year in 2011 hauling in a team-best 54 receptions for 850 yards and nine majors. His final year of eligibility was cut short after one game due to injury.

 

 

Personal:
Bryan, known to team mates as Bernie, began playing football at age 12 in Moorestown, NJ. He majored in History at the University of Tulsa where he played with current CFLers Dexter McCoil and Tyler Holmes. Football is in the family for Bryan as his dad played for the Philadelphia Eagles. He counts playing in three college bowl games as his biggest football achievements to date. Bryan likes to relax when he’s not on the field, and says his favourite show with which to pass the time is Walking Dead.

 

Seasons

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2014
BC 2 6 113 - 1 18.8 35
2015
BC 11 35 423 - 2 12.1 47
2016
BC 18 79 1392 464 3 17.6 55
2017
BC 16 81 1202 353 7 14.8 53
Total
47 201 3130 817 13 15.6 55

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2014
BC 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
2015
BC 11 0 0 0 0.0 0
2016
BC 18 1 -7 0 -7.0 -7
2017
BC 16 2 19 0 9.5 12
Total
47 3 12 0 4.0 12

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2014
BC 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015
BC 11 1 0 0 0 0
2016
BC 18 0 0 0 0 0
2017
BC 16 0 0 0 0 0
Total
47 1 0 0.0 0 0

Game Log

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
06-24
1 EDM 4 43 0 10.8 23
06-30
2 TOR 9 118 0 13.1 33
07-06
3 MTL 4 53 0 13.3 23
07-15
4 HAM 2 9 1 4.5 6
07-21
5 WPG 6 149 0 24.8 45
07-28
6 EDM 2 43 0 21.5 31
08-05
7 SSK 5 131 1 26.2 50
08-26
10 OTT 8 112 1 14.0 42
09-08
12 MTL 6 101 0 16.8 49
09-16
13 CGY 3 54 0 18.0 33
09-22
14 HAM 6 74 0 12.3 24
10-07
16 OTT 2 16 0 8.0 11
10-14
17 WPG 3 32 2 10.7 13
10-21
18 EDM 5 62 1 12.4 43
10-28
19 WPG 10 152 1 15.2 53
11-04
20 TOR 6 53 0 8.8 15
Total
81 1202 7 14.4 494

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-24
1 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-30
2 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-06
3 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-15
4 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-21
5 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-28
6 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-05
7 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-26
10 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-08
12 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-16
13 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-22
14 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-07
16 OTT 1 7 0 7.0 7
10-14
17 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-21
18 EDM 1 12 0 12.0 12
10-28
19 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-04
20 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
2 19 0 9.5 19

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-24
1 EDM 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
2 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
07-06
3 MTL 0 0 0 0 0
07-15
4 HAM 0 0 0 0 0
07-21
5 WPG 0 0 0 0 0
07-28
6 EDM 0 0 0 0 0
08-05
7 SSK 0 0 0 0 0
08-26
10 OTT 0 0 0 0 0
09-08
12 MTL 0 0 0 0 0
09-16
13 CGY 0 0 0 0 0
09-22
14 HAM 0 0 0 0 0
10-07
16 OTT 0 0 0 0 0
10-14
17 WPG 0 0 0 0 0
10-21
18 EDM 0 0 0 0 0
10-28
19 WPG 0 0 0 0 0
11-04
20 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0