Plaxico Burress, DJ Paul appear on season finale of 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

Plaxico Burress, DJ Paul appear on season finale of 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

LAS VEGAS, July 30 (UPI) --Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress and rapper DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia appeared on the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap."
Evan Bleier
Plaxico Burress sued by neighbor over alleged pitbull attack

Plaxico Burress sued by neighbor over alleged pitbull attack

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress sued by neighbor over pitbull attack that caused the loss of wife's "companionship."
Evan Bleier

NFL players lose millions on investment

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. agency that regulates brokerage firms says 31 NFL players lost about $40 million they invested in an Alabama casino that went bankrupt.
Steelers re-sign receiver Plaxico Burress

Steelers re-sign receiver Plaxico Burress

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran wide receiver and former first-round Pittsburgh draft choice Plaxico Burress is returning to the team, the Steelers said Tuesday.
Panthers won't sign Burress

Panthers won't sign Burress

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 21 (UPI) -- Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is interested in playing for the Carolina Panthers, but a team official says he does not figure into their plans.
Plaxico Burress ordered to report finances

Plaxico Burress ordered to report finances

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12 (UPI) -- A Florida woman injured in a collision with NFL free agent Plaxico Burress may have to get the damages he owes "the hard way," her lawyer said.

NFL: New York Jets 27, San Diego 21

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez and Plaxico Burress hooked up for three touchdown passes Sunday and the New York Jets rallied for a 27-21 victory over San Diego.

NFL: New York Jets 27, Dallas 24

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Nick Folk booted a tie-breaking, 50-yard field goal with 27 seconds left Sunday, capping the New York Jets' 27-24 comeback win over Dallas.

NFL: N.Y. Jets 27, Cincinnati 7

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Plaxico Burress hauled down a 26-yard touchdown pass in his Jets debut Sunday and New York handled Cincinnati 27-7 in a pre-season contest.

Plaxico Burress said joining the Jets

NEW YORK, N.J., July 31 (UPI) -- The New York Jets have agreed to take on ex-Giants and ex-con wide receiver Plaxico Burress, the team said Sunday.
Burress reported in talks to rejoin Giants

Burress reported in talks to rejoin Giants

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Plaxico Burress, recently out of prison, will discuss rejoining the New York Giants Wednesday, sources close to the team say.
Plaxico Burress released from prison

Plaxico Burress released from prison

ROME, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Plaxico Burress, a former receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants, was released Monday after nearly two years in a New York prison.

Fit Plaxico Burress gets out on Monday

ONEIDA, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- Friends say former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is fit and ready to reclaim his football career after he gets out of prison Monday.
Burress fit, ready to return to NFL

Burress fit, ready to return to NFL

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will be released from prison in June and he is ready to return to the NFL, his agent said.

Burress denied work release privileges

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Imprisoned former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been denied work release privileges, New York corrections officials said Tuesday.
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Plaxico Burress
Cleveland Browns Anthony Henry breaks up a pass to Pittsburgh Steelers Plaxico Burress second quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on October 3, 2004. Pittsburgh Steelers Plaxico Burress scores two plays later. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Plaxico Antonio Burress (pronounced /ˈplɛksɪkoʊ ˈbɜrəs/ pleks-i-koh; born August 12, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver. He has played in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. He served a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

Burress set a Big Ten Conference single-season record by catching 65 passes in his first season at Michigan State, and also excelled on the special-teams coverage units, using his outstanding leaping ability as a kick blocker. He ranks second in career touchdown catches (20), third in receptions (131), and fourth in receiving yards (2,155) in just two seasons at Michigan State University. He was an All-American second-team selection by SportsPage.com and an All-Big Ten Conference first-team pick in 1999. Burress 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. He 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). He forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble, and registered seven tackles (five solos) on special teams. Burress then set a school record with 255 yards receiving on ten catches against the University of Michigan. He finally closed out his career with a school-record 13 receptions for 185 yards and three touchdowns against the University of Florida in the 2000 Citrus Bowl. He also broke the single-game record of 12 receptions set by tight end Mitch Lyons in 1992. In 1996, he caught 33 passes for 807 yards (24.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. Burress was an All–Big Ten Conference first-team selection in 1998 by The Sports Network, and he earned second-team accolades from the league's media. He shared Spartan Outstanding Underclass Back Award honors with tailback Sedrick Irvin and wide receiver Gari Scott. Also, he 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. He had more than 100 yards receiving in four games and is ranked third in the conference with an average of 84.4 yards per game and fifth in the conference with an average of 5.4 catches per game. He recorded six solo tackles and forced a fumble on special teams.

After being drafted eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, Burress went on to play five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, amassing 261 receptions for 4,164 yards, 22 touchdowns, and six fumbles over the span of 71 games. Burress was featured on the MTV show True Life, documenting his rookie season. He first broke the 1,000-yard mark in his second season, gaining 1,008 yards on 66 receptions. Burress's best season with the Steelers came in 2002, when he set his career highs for receptions (78) and yards (1,325), to go along with seven touchdowns. Also in 2002, Burress played in his first career playoff game, accumulating six receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. In three subsequent playoff games with the Steelers, Burress totaled only seven receptions, 123 yards, and one touchdown.

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