Oren Burks - 20

RS Sophomore

Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
South County

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



Oren  Burks


Vanderbilt-Tennessee Postgame Notes

Tennessee 53, Vanderbilt 28


Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Postgame Notes

Texas A&M 25, Vanderbilt 0


Burks captures SEC's Defensive Player of the Week honor

Safety registers two picks, returns one for score in win over UK


Vanderbilt-Kentucky Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 17


Vanderbilt-Kentucky Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 17


Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M (Howell)

The Vanderbilt football team played Texas A&M on Senior Day on Nov. 21, 2015. (Joe Howell)


Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M (John Russell)

Photos from Vanderbilt's game vs. Texas A&M


Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky 11/14/15 (USA Today)

The Commodores defeat visitor Kentucky, on November 14, 2015.


Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky; Green (11/14/15)

Vanderbilt defeats Kentucky 21-17, (11/14/15) Photos by Steve Green.


Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky; Russell (11/14/15)

Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky. Photos by John Russell. (11/14/15)


2014 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Burks became a key contributor in the Commodore secondary as a redshirt freshman... Registered seven starting assignments at safety while setting action in eight total games... Starts came against Temple, Ole Miss, UMass, Old Dominion, Florida, Mississippi State and Tennessee... Injury forced Burks out of the lineup for four games during a midseason stretch... Ended the year by leading the defense with seven defensed passes, and ranked 10th with 37 total tackles... Also contributed 16 solo tackles and registered one fumble recovery... Posted single-game high with seven total tackles against Ole Miss and Mississippi State... Most solo tackles (4) came in opener vs. Temple... Moved from outside linebacker to safety during the spring drills.

Burks did not see game action as a true freshman on campus... He was part of a freshman linebacking trio that impressed coaches and teammates during fall practices... Accomplished good work improving strength during the season... Moved to safety during spring drills.

High School
Two-year captain... Three-year defensive starter... As senior LB, named First Team All-State, district's Defensive Player of the Year and team MVP after accumulating 123 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and three INTs... Also added three TD catches and four blocked punts for 2012 squad that advanced to second round of Group 5 playoffs... Participated in postseason Chesapeake Bowl... As junior, posted 128 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, two INTs and three defensive TDs - as Stallions advanced to state title game.

Oren Spencer Burks ... Majoring in Economics... Son of Orlanda and Wanda Burks... Born March 21, 1995... Has a younger sister, Whitney, who is a highly sought-after softball player... Dad works as senior system engineer; mom works as program operations manager... Related to Baltimore Ravens' WR Torrey Smith.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 7, (3x) Last vs. Georgia, 9/12/15
Solo Tackles: 6, at South Carolina, 10/17/2015
Break Ups: 2, (4x) Last vs. vs. Georgia, 9/12/15
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015
Interceptions: 1 at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015

Oren Burks action shot 10-3-15


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