PRO (148-138/12-12): Plaxico Burress was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 13, 2013…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Pittsburgh on March 12, 2013…signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on November 20, 2012
PRO (148-138/12-12): Plaxico Burress was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 13, 2013…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Pittsburgh on March 12, 2013…signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on November 20, 2012…declared a free agent by the N.Y. Jets on March 13, 2012…signed a one-year deal with the Jets on July 31, 2011…suspended by the NFL on August 20, 2009, until being reinstated by the NFL on June 6, 2011…released by the N.Y. Giants on April 3, 2009…reinstated by the Giants on February 11, 2009…suspended four games by the Giants for conduct detrimental to the team on December 2, 2008…reinstated by the Giants on October 7, 2008…suspended by the Giants for one game for violation of team rules on September 24, 2008…signed a two-year extension with the Giants on September 4, 2008…signed a six-year contract with the Giants on March 18, 2005…declared a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 23, 2005…placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 30, 2000 with a right wrist injury…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (8th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft…has 553 career receptions for 8,499 yards and 64 receiving touchdowns in the regular season…has 22 career 100-yard receiving games in the regular season (12 with Pittsburgh, 10 with N.Y. Giants)…his postseason numbers include 48 receptions for 688 yards and six touchdowns in 12 career postseason games played…has two career 100-yard receiving games in the postseason.
2013 (0-0/0-0): Plaxico Burress was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 13, 2013.
2012 (4-3): Signed with the Steelers on November 20, 2012…appeared in four games and made three starts…finished the season with three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown…11/25 at Cleveland: Made his first start for the Steelers since 12/24/04 vs. Baltimore…drew a 25-yard pass interference penalty to the Cleveland one-yard line with seven seconds left in the first half…on the next play, RB Chris Rainey scored to give the Steelers a 14-13 lead…12/2 at Baltimore: Saw action at WR…12/9 vs. San Diego: Started as part of a four receiver formation…converted a third-and-11 with an 18-yard reception in the first quarter. Inactive for the next two games (at Dallas and vs. Cincinnati)…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a 12-yard touchdown reception to give the Steelers a 24-10 lead late in the fourth quarter…marked his first touchdown since 12/18/11 (at Philadelphia), when he played for the N.Y. Jets.
2011 (16-13): Returned to football after missing the 2010 and 2009 seasons…saw action in all 16 games, making 13 starts for the Jets…hauled in 45 receptions for 612 yards with eight touchdowns…9/11 vs. Dallas: Had four receptions for 72 yards…hauled in a 26-yard touchdown reception in a win versus the Cowboys…9/25 at Oakland: Hauled in his second touchdown of the season…finished with 55 receiving yards on three receptions…10/23 vs. San Diego: Tied a career high with three receiving touchdowns on four receptions…11/6 at Buffalo: Recorded season-highs with four receptions and 79 receiving yards…11/13 vs. New England: Hauled in three receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown…11/27 vs. Buffalo: Recorded 54 receiving yards with one touchdown…12/18 at Philadelphia: Tallied a nine-yard touchdown grab.
2010 (0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.
2009 (0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.
2008 (10-9/0-0): Saw action in 10 games with nine starts…had 35 receptions for 454 yards and three touchdowns…9/4 vs. Washington: Tied a career high with 10 receptions for 133 yards…marked his 22nd career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…9/14 at St. Louis: Had five receptions for 81 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown reception. Suspended by the Giants for one game for violating team rules on September 24…10/13 at Cleveland: Returned to the starting lineup after serving a one-game suspension…hauled in four receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown…11/9 at Philadelphia: His only reception went 17 yards for a touchdown. Suspended four games by the Giants for conduct detrimental to the team on December 2 and missed the remainder of the season and the lone postseason contest.
2007 (16-16/4-4): Started all 16 games and started all four postseason contests…hauled in 70 receptions for 1,025 yards, the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season of his career…had at least one receiving touchdown in the first six games, which was a personal best streak for the most consecutive games to start a season with at least one receiving touchdown…added a career-high 12 receiving touchdowns and 11 receptions of 25+ yards…tallied 18 receptions for 221 yards in the postseason to go along with a game-winning touchdown grab in Super Bowl XLII…9/9 at Dallas: Hauled in a season-high eight receptions for a season-high 144 yards, and set a then career-high with three receiving touchdowns…added a season-long 60-yard touchdown reception…marked his 19th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…10/7 vs. N.Y. Jets: Hauled in five receptions for 124 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception…marked his 20th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…10/15 at Atlanta: Recorded 97 receiving yards, including a 43-yard touchdown reception…12/9 at Philadelphia: Had seven receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown…marked his 21st career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…12/29 vs. New England: Had four receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns…NFC Championship Game 1/20 at Green Bay: Recorded a career-high (regular and postseason) 11 receptions for a postseason career-high 151 yards…the receptions and receiving yards were a franchise playoff high…Super Bowl XLII 2/3 vs. New England: Had two receptions for 27 yards…hauled in the game-winning 13-yard touchdown reception from QB Eli Manning.
2006 (15-15/1-1): Started 15 contests…had 63 receptions for 988 yards and 10 touchdowns…started the lone postseason contest…recorded five receptions for 89 yards and a career postseason-high two touchdowns…9/17 at Philadelphia: Recorded 114 receiving yards, including a 31-yard touchdown…marked his 17th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…10/8 vs. Washington: Tied a season high with seven receptions for 69 yards and one touchdown…10/23 at Dallas: Hauled in two receptions for 94 yards, one of those being a 50-yard touchdown reception…10/29 vs. Tampa Bay: Tied a season high with seven receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown…12/17 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded a season-high 120 receiving yards…marked his 18th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…12/24 vs. New Orleans: His only reception went 55 yards for a touchdown…NFC Wild Card Game 1/7 at Philadelphia: Hauled in five receptions for 89 yards and a career postseason-high two receiving touchdowns.
2005 (16-15/1-1): Recorded the second-most receptions in a single season in his career (76) for 1,214 yards and seven touchdowns…9/11 vs. Arizona: Had five receptions for 76 yards and one score…10/2 vs. St. Louis: Set a then career high with 10 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns…marked his 13th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…11/20 vs. Philadelphia: Hauled in six receptions for 113 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown…marked his 14th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…11/27 at Seattle: Recorded six receptions for 109 yards…marked his 15th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…12/31 at Oakland: Had five receptions for 128 yards, including a career-long 78-yard touchdown grab…marked his 16th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season...NFC Wild Card Game 1/8 vs. Carolina: Did not record a reception.
2004 (11-11/2-2) Finished third on the team with 35 receptions for 698 yards…was hampered the latter part of the season with a hamstring injury…at the time, moved into seventh place on the Steelers’ all-time receptions list (244) and eighth place for receiving yardage (3,824)…9/26 at Miami: At the time, moved into ninth place on the Steelers’ all-time receptions list (231), passing Ray Mathews (230)…10/3 vs. Cincinnati: Led the team with 69 yards receiving on four receptions…drew a key interference call on Tory James in the end zone that helped lead to the Steelers’ go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter…10/10 vs. Cleveland: Led the team in receiving yards for the second straight week (136 yards on six receptions)…scored his first touchdown of the season on a 37-yard reception…also had a 48-yard reception…marked his 12th career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…10/17 at Dallas: Finished with three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown, including a long reception of 32 yards…10/31 vs. New England: Scored two touchdowns, including a long 47-yard bomb from QB Ben Roethlisberger…finished with three receptions for 63 yards and two scores…11/7 vs. Philadelphia: Led the team with three receptions for 70 yards, with a long of 47 yards...11/14 at Cleveland: Led the team for the second straight week with five receptions for 66 yards…11/21 at Cincinnati: Suffered a hamstring injury in the second quarter and did not return to action…finished with three catches for 46 yards. Missed the next four games due to a hamstring injury…12/26 vs. Baltimore: Returned to the starting lineup after missing four games due to a hamstring injury…scored a touchdown on his first reception, a 36-yarder from Roethlisberger on the team’s initial offensive series…finished with three receptions for a team-high 97 yards and one touchdown…1/2 at Buffalo: Inactive. AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets: Had two catches for 28 yards…AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New England: Finished with three receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown.
2003 (16-16): Finished with 60 receptions for 860 yards and four touchdowns…marked the first year he didn’t record 1,000 receiving yards since 2000…9/7 vs. Baltimore: Caught six passes for 116 yards…marked his ninth career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season...9/14 at Kansas City: Surpassed the 100-yard receiving mark for the second straight game and for the 10th time in his career…finished with seven receptions for 115 yards, including a 33-yard reception which he caught between two defenders...9/21 at Tennessee: Led the team with five receptions for 56 yards, including a long of 23 yards…11/2 at Seattle: Became only the 13th player in Steelers history at the time to record 200 career receptions…11/23 at Cleveland: Led the team with six receptions for 92 yards, including a long of 24 yards...11/30 vs. Cincinnati: Recorded his third 100-yard receiving performance of the season and 11th of his career in the regular season…finished with a season-high eight catches for 112 yards, including a long of 22 yards...12/7 vs. Oakland: Caught his second touchdown reception of the season…finished with three receptions for 38 yards...12/21 vs. San Diego: Produced his first multiple touchdown game in more than a year…finished with three receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns, including a long of 25 yards.
2002 (16-15/2-2): Topped the 1,000-receiving yard mark for the second straight year, finishing with a career-high 1,325 yards on 78 receptions, which were also a career high…led the team with a 17.0 yards per reception average... led the team in the postseason with a 20.3 yard-per-catch average…9/29 vs. Cleveland: Finished with seven catches for 84 yards and one touchdown...10/13 at Cincinnati: Tied a then career high in receptions with eight for 149 yards…marked his fifth career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season...10/27 at Baltimore: Had two receiving touchdowns in the first half, marking only the second time in his career he had multiple touchdowns…was ejected for his involvement in a scuffle with Ravens cornerback James Trapp…finished with five receptions for 55 yards and two touchdowns...11/10 vs. Atlanta: Finished with nine receptions for a team-record 253 yards and two touchdowns…had four receptions of more than 30 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown and a 50-yard catch off a Hail Mary pass that fell one-yard short of the game-winning touchdown in overtime...marked his sixth career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…12/1 at Jacksonville: Finished with five receptions for 95 yards…12/8 vs. Houston: Caught six passes for 83 yards, including a long of 19 yards…surpassed 1,000 yards receiving for the second straight year and eclipsed his career-high for receiving yards in the season...12/15 vs. Carolina: Had six receptions for a team-high 120 yards and one touchdown…also made a touchdown-saving tackle 64 yards down the field on an interception that resulted after he slipped…marked his seventh career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season...12/23 at Tampa Bay: Finished with five receptions for 127 yards, his second straight 100-yard receiving performance of the season and eighth of his career…AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Cleveland: Joined Hines Ward to become the Steelers first receiving tandem to compile 100 or more receiving yards in a postseason game and first since Jan. 21, 1979 when John Stallworth and Lynn Swann achieved that in Super Bowl XIII…finished with 100 yards receiving on six catches with one touchdown...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 at Tennessee: Had two receptions for 62 yards, including a long of 40 yards.
2001 (16-16/2-2): Had an outstanding season, topping the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career…finished with a team-high 1,008 receiving yards on 66 receptions…led the team during the postseason with 10 receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown…10/29 vs. Tennessee: Finished with six receptions for 151 yards…had two receptions for more than 30 yards…recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…11/4 vs. Baltimore: Finished with four catches for 56 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown reception from QB Kordell Stewart...marked his first career receiving touchdown …11/25 at Tennessee: Produced his second 100-yard receiving performance of the season and of his career…finished with eight receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown…12/2 vs. Minnesota: Led the team with six receptions for 86 yards…12/16 at Baltimore: Recorded 164 yards oneight receptions…also scored his third touchdown of the season...marked his third career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…12/23 vs. Detroit: Caught four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown…scored a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career...12/30 at Cincinnati: Scored the Steelers first two touchdowns of the game…caught six passes for 102 yards…marked his fourth career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season...1/6 vs. Cleveland: Eclipsed the 1,000-receiving yard mark, joining Hines Ward as the Steelers first 1,000-yard receiver tandem…finished with three receptions for 48 yards, including a long of 24 yards...AFC Divisional Playoff 1/20 vs. Baltimore: Led the team with five receptions for 84 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown…AFC Championship Game 1/27 vs. New England: Finished with five receptions for a team-high 67 yards.
2000 (12-9): Started strongly but had his season end prematurely because of a right wrist injury that required season-ending surgery...was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 30, 2000…began the season as a starting wide receiver…caught 22 passes for 273…averaged 12.4 yards a catch with a long of 33 yards…9/3 vs. Baltimore: Made his Steelers debut catching four passes for 77 receiving yards…10/1 at Jacksonville: Led the team with three receptions for 40 yards…10/15 vs. Cincinnati: Led the team with four receptions for 33 yards…11/5 at Tennessee: Extended his string of consecutive games with a reception to nine…caught one pass for 25 yards, his second-longest reception of the season…had a key block on Mark Bruener’s touchdown reception. Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on November 30, 2000 with a right wrist injury and missed the remainder of the season.
COLLEGE: Plaxico Burress finished career ranked second in career touchdown catches (20), third in receptions (131) and fourth in receiving yards (2,155) in just two seasons at Michigan State...exceled on the special teams coverage units, using his outstanding leaping ability as a kick blocker…majored in communications. 1999: Was an All-American second-team selection by SportsPage.com and an All-Big Ten Conference first-team pick in 1999...broke his own school season-record that he set in 1998 (65 catches) with 66 receptions for 1,142 yards (17.3 avg.) and 12 touchdowns...established Spartans single-season record 12 touchdown receptions, eclipsing the previous record of eight that Burress shared (1998) with Andre Rison (1988) and Bob Carey (1949)...forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and registered 7 tackles (5 solos) on special teams...set a school record with 255 yards receiving on 10 receptions versus Michigan...closed out career with a school-record 13 receptions for 185 yards and three touchdowns versus Florida in the Citrus Bowl...broke the single-game record of 12 receptions set by tight end Mitch Lyons in 1992. 1998: Was an All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection in 1998 by The Sports Network and earned second-team accolades from the league’s media...shared Spartan Outstanding Underclass Back Award honors with tailback Sedrick Irvin and wide receiver Gari Scott...started all year at split end and established a school season-record with 65 receptions, topping the previous mark of 60 catches by Courtney Hawkins in 1989...gained more than 100 yards receiving in four contests...ranked third in the conference with an average of 84.4 yards and fifth with an average of 5.4 catches-per-game...did not play in 1997...attended Fork Union Military Academy in 1996 and caught 33 passes for 807 yards (24.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Plaxico Burress was a Parade, Prep Football Report and National Recruiting Advisor All-American first-team choice at Green Run High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)...rated the best receiver in the nation by Scholastic Sports...was an all-state first team pick as a receiver and free safety as a senior...led the team to three straight Class AAA state titles...holds school career-records with 86 receptions and 38 touchdown catches...caught 22 passes for 590 yards (26.8 avg.) with 16 touchdowns as a senior...was an all-state, all-district & all-Tidewater Area selection as a junior, catching 20 passes for 496 yards (24.8 avg.) and 14 touchdowns...was an all-state second-team selection in basketball as a senior when he averaged 19.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.1 blocks...was a national semifinalist in the 400 intermediate hurdles (52.6)...won the state 300 intermediate hurdles title (37.6) as a senior...is the son of the late Vicki Burress...has two brothers, Rick and Carlos...Full name: Plaxico Burress.
Bob Labriola, Mike Prisuta and Missi Matthews take a look at the Steelers wide receivers heading into free agency.
Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews examine the Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receivers following the first wave of free agency and in advance of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Steelers.com updates the Pittsburgh Steelers' recent free agency moves including signing Pittsburgh native Bruce Gradkowski. The Seton La Salle graduate spoke to Steelers.com after signing with his hometown team.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connects with wide receiver Plaxico Burress for the 12-yard touchdown to put the Steelers up 24-10.