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Joe Burger
2015-2016 Football Profile
#48 - Senior - Linebacker
Season Profiles:  2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
About Joe Burger
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
School: LaSalle
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230

Player: Joe Burger

School: LaSalle (Cincinnati, OH)

Position: Linebacker

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 230
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Recruiting Ranking 
Rivals: 2-Star NR OLB
Scout: 2-Star #115 OLB
247Sports: 2-Star #148 OLB
ESPN: 3-Star #44 OLB

College Statistics

Joe Burger came to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on, joining the team with the rest of the 2012 freshman class in June 2012 ... he is a true junior and in his third season with the program ... after not seeing playing time as a true freshman in 2012, he 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 ... he had his season-best nine plays from scrimmage on defense against San Dieo State ... Burger is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and is majoring in engineering ... he interned in May 2014 with industrial engineering firm TP Mechanical.

More: 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 ... 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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