Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze DeLeon Burfict Jr. is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Arizona State.

An American football linebacker is named for Vontaze Burfict who is currently playing for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). In the year 2012, he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent where he played for seven seasons. During his career, he has been involved in many disputes and incidents which has accumulated over $4.2 million in fines and forfeited salary. Overall, he is a very talented footballer.

Early Life of Vontaze

Vontaze was born on 24th September 1990 in Los Angeles, California. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Black. His religion is Christian. As of 2019, he celebrated his 29th birthday with his friends and families. His father, a gang member, and convicted cocaine dealer was incarcerated most of the time and never had a relationship with his son. His mother, a city transit bus driver, initially raised Burfict and his older half-brother DaShan Miller (b. 1986) on her own, but eventually remarried and moved to Corona. The name of his parents is Vontaze Burfict Sr and Lisa Williams. He attended Corona (CA) Centennial High School and later went to Arizona State College.

Body Measurements of Vontaze

Vontaze is a very handsome footballer with attractive body personality. 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. His hair color is black and his eye color is also black. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get details about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Career of Vontaze

  • Vontaze began his football career by taking part in Huskies team that won a CIF title in his high school.
  • He was ranked second in the nation by USA Today in the year 2008.
  • He led the Huskies with 159 tackles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2008.
  • He also earned numerous All-American honors, including Parade.
  • He achieved a team-high 130 tackles and added four sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior.
  • He could not play many seasons of the sophomore season because of his academic problems.
  • He then played in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
  • He committed to play for the USC Trojans, but he switched to Arizona State on National Signing Day.
  • He did qualify on time for the 2010 football season.
  • He led the Sun Devils in tackles in five games over the course of the season.
  • He was named a Freshman All-American by College Football News, and by the Football Writers Association of America.
  • He finished the 2010 season with a team-leading 90 tackles, 8.5 for a loss, and two forced fumbles.
  • He was expected to take over as the leader of the Sun Devils defense in 2011 but eventually had a rather inconsistent junior season.
  • He then decided to forgo his senior year at Arizona State and entered the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • It was reported by Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer multiple NFL teams had been informed that Burfict had failed his drug test at the NFL Combine on 25th April 2012.
  • He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals signed Burfict to a three-year, $1.44 million contract that included a signing bonus of $1,000 as of 29th April 2012.
  • He made his professional regular-season debut in the Cincinnati Bengals’ season-opening 44-13 loss at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • He collected a season-high 18 combined tackles (ten solos) as the Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on 30th December 2012.
  • He finished his rookie season in 2012 with 127 combined tackles (73 solos), two pass deflections, and one sack in 16 games and 14 stars.
  • It was announced on 27th December 2013 that he was selected to play in the 2014 Pro Bowl.
  • He became the first Bengals linebacker to be selected to a Pro Bowl since Jim LeClair in 1976.
  • He 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 on 5th January 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 on 20th August 2014.
  • He collected a season-high ten combined tackles (seven solos) during a 37-37 tie against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 on 12th October 2014.
  • The NFL fined him $25,000 for the ankle-twisting incidents involving Greg Olsen and Cam Newton but chose not to suspend him on 15th October.
  • It was reported on 29th October that he had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals placed Burfict on their physically unable to perform list on 28th July 2015.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals activated him from their PUP list and added him to their active roster on 31st October 2015.
  • He received three fines from the NFL that totaled $69,454 on 18th December 2015.
  • 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.
  • The NFL announced their decision to suspend him for the first three games of the 2016 season for repeated violations of player safety rules on 11th January 2016.
  • 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 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 on 28th August 2017.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals signed Burfict to a three-year, $32.53 million contract extension that includes $11.23 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.30 million on 7th September 2017.
  • The NFL issued him a fine of $12,154 for kicking Roosevelt Nix on 27th October 2017.
  • He was inactive for the Bengals’ Week 17 victory at the Baltimore Ravens due to a shoulder injury.
  • With 69 combined tackles (48 solos), two pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in ten games and ten starts, he finished the 2017 NFL Season.
  • Again, he received a four-game suspension for violating the leagues’ policy against performance-enhancing drugs on 16th March 2018.
  • He 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 was released by the Bengals after seven seasons on 18th March 2019.
  • He signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders on 19th March 2019 and made his debut with the Raiders in week 1 against the Denver Broncos.
  • He made 6 tackles in the 24-16 win in his debut game.
  • In the 4th game against the Indianapolis Colts, he was disqualified for an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit.

Marital Status, Dating, Girlfriend, Child

Vontaze is not married yet but he is not single as well. At present, he is dating Brandie Labomme, his long-time girlfriend. Brandie Marie LaBomme Olson was born on 4th July 1990, in Los Angeles, Cali. she is one of the children born to Donald and Christie LaBomme, also the proud parents of her younger brother Brice Gordon, 25. She met Vontaze while they both attended at Centennial High School, from where she graduated in 2008, in 2012, she graduated with a bachelor in business communications and French from Arizona State. She also worked as a teacher assistant at Frisco Centennial High School from 2006 to 2008; she also was a child center associate for Lifetime Fitness. Then in 2010, became an educator tutor for Supai Middle School; her most recent job was as a leasing agent for Block 1949. 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. As of 2019, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances and they are planning to get married soon.

Net Worth of Vontaze

Vontaze is a famous American football player as well as he is a very successful person in his career. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to have $12 Million. Recently, he signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders. His major source of earning is from his football career. But his exact salary has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. There is no doubt that he is satisfied with his earnings.

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