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Aaron Burbridge | Wide Receiver

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208

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Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge had four catches for 62 yards in Saturday's 17-14 win over Ohio State.
The Spartans basically mirrored Ohio State's hyper-conservative game plan (both threw only 16 times). Unlike Ohio State, it was their only path to victory. They road it valiantly, walking off on Michael Geiger's 41-yard field goal. Tyler O'Connor and to a much lesser extent Damion Terry filled in for the injured Connor Cook, who the team is hoping to get back for next week against Penn State. Sparty punches a ticket to the Big 10 Championship Game across from Iowa if they can win that one. Nov 21 - 7:19 PM

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Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge had three catches for 27 yards in Saturday's 24-7 win over Maryland.

DFS owners who invested in the money-in-the-bank Burbridge have to be gritting their teeth. Connor Cook didn't start this game and then got injured before halftime. Both Cook and backup Tyler O'Connor were surprisingly ineffective against Maryland's sieve defense, so Sparty deflated the ball in the second half. We remain high on the underrated Burbridge, who has seven 100-plus yard games and rarely drops balls.
Nov 14 - 4:44 PM

Michigan State WR Aaron Burdridge has caught every single one of his catchable deep targets.

That's a 100 percent conversion rate on catchable balls thrown beyond 20 yards out of 15, folks. "He’s not just a deep threat either," wrote Ryan Jenson. "Although he ranks first in the country in deep pass catch rate, he has the lowest deep target percentage of the next 22 ranked players. In 2014, current New York Jet and second round pick, Devin Smith, had the highest deep pass catch rate but 54 percent of his targets were beyond 20 yards. Burbridge is over 30 percentage points lower at 22 percent. Burbridge does most of his work under 20 yards but takes advantage when given the chance to go deep." Burbridge is PFF's No. 3 ranked wide receiver at +22.5.
Nov 11 - 8:31 PM

Michigan State WR Aaron Burdridge has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

Burbridge was a surprise star this season, stepping up and replacing Tony Lippett as Connor Cook's outside contested catch receiver. Burbridge has a 41 percent market share of the school's receiving yards and is one of the nation's leaders in 20-plus yard catches.
Nov 11 - 10:56 AM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge "was completely ignored by scouts" heading into the year but is now seen as draftable, per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He’s now in the midst of a career campaign and scouts are intrigued," Pauline wrote. "He’s always been a sure handed wide out and the addition of his vertical pass catching skill plus stepping up as the Spartans top offensive threat will surely push him into the late rounds." The 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior has 62 receptions for 994 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
Nov 10 - 9:13 PM

If Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge continues to play as he has, it will "push him from late-round consideration to potentially a top-100 pick," according to NFL Media's Chad Reuter.

Burbridge has been on of the season's biggest risers, going from role player to averaging nine catches and 139 yards per game as Connor Cook's go-to man. "Burbridge has a chance to earn money hand over fist if he helps Cook win the Big Ten Championship," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior has recorded 52 receptions for 830 yards and five touchdowns on the year.
Oct 28 - 6:14 PM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge went off for eight catches, 128 yards and a score in Saturday's 52-26 win over Indiana.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior has now posted more than 100 receiving yards six times during Sparty's 8-0 start. He's up to 52 receptions for 830 yards and five touchdowns on the year. Burbridge's game has accelerated so quickly that NFL Media's Chad Reuter wrote earlier this month that he's quickly gone from "potential late-round afterthought to a top-100 draft slot."
Oct 24 - 7:37 PM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge caught nine passes for 132 yards in Saturday's 27-23 win over Michigan.

Burbridge didn't hit the end zone, but he was Connor Cook's favorite target throughout the contest. No other Spartan receiver had more than four catches. For the season, the 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior's registered five games with at least 100 receiving yards. Two of those contests saw him log exactly 156 receiving yards. He might have just four touchdown catches this season, but Burbridge remains among the more consistent players in all of the FBS land.
Oct 17 - 8:02 PM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge's play in the first half indicates that he could go from "potential late-round afterthought to a top-100 draft slot."

That take comes from NFL Media's Chad Reuter, who loves what Burbridge has done since taking over as top receiving dog in wake of Tony Lippett and Keith Mumphery's departures for the NFL. "Burbridge has always had talent, but he's already accumulated more receiving yards (570) than he had in his last two seasons combined (542), using his strong frame and hands," Reuter wrote.
Oct 14 - 7:52 PM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge caught nine passes for 146 yards in Saturday's 31-24 win over Rutgers.

Burbridge might not have scored a touchdown, but he did just about everything else in helping Sparty to improve to 6-0. The huge, 146-yard effort represents a lovely rebound from what he's done the last two contests. After opening the year with three straight games of 100-plus receiving yards, he had caught just five passes for 40 yards in his previous two games combined. For the season, the 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior's busted out to a 34-560-4 line.
Oct 11 - 7:35 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge's solid performance this season could earn him a "mid-round draft choice," like former Spartan's WR Tony Lippett.

Last weekend the Spartan's wideout hauled in eight receptions for 156 yards and three touchdowns in Michigan State's 35-21 win over Air Force. On the season, the 6-foot-1 209-pound Burbridge leads the team with 20 receptions for 374 yards and four touchdowns. Brugler adds that Burbridge "has looked like a fish in water with his size, body control and concentration."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 23 - 3:38 PM

Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge caught eight passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 35-21 win over Air Force.

It was a monster performance from Burbridge, who hauled in a spectacular toe tapping touchdown grab from Connor Cook. The two have great chemistry and Burbridge seems to have stepped in for Tony Lippett as Cook's top option. He can win in contested situations, and Cook is willing to test tight coverage. Burbridge has gone over 100 yards in each game this season.
Sep 19 - 3:25 PM

ESPN's Brian Bennett thinks Michigan State senior WR Aaron Burbridge is set to become the Spartans' top aerial target in 2015.

Tony Lippett was one of two 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten last year. He and Keith Mumphery are both now in the NFL, giving Burbridge a great chance to ascend to "go-to receiver" status. "Perhaps Burbridge can fill it as the new No. 1 receiver," Bennett wrote. "He’ll need to take a major step forward after registering just 29 catches for 358 yards in ’14, but he is skilled and has Connor Cook throwing him the ball."
Jul 12 - 3:59 PM

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is still looking for the "new face" of the Spartans' receiver group after no one failed to separate themselves in the team's first game.

Dantonio said Tuesday that he will give true freshman Aaron Burbridge a shot to stand out after he missed a large portion of preseason camp while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Sophomore Tony Lippett made the most glaring mistakes Friday, a drop that turned into an interception and a lost fumble. Junior Bennie Fowler is the most veteran member of the group, but the position has gone through a face lift compared to last season.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Michigan State freshman WR Aaron Burbridge has missed a handful of practices due to an undisclosed injury.

Burbridge's eligibility was in question this offseason due to academics, but the freshman completed the appropriate summer school courses and reported to the team. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio would not comment further on the injury, saying "I think it sets a precedent on how we're going to address other people and I just don't want to do that." Michigan State is very thin and young at receiver, so any time Burbridge misses sets him further behind.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 01:56:00 PM