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    Thought a few of you might enjoy this article on Rams WR Keenan Burton! My favorite player for the Rams since they drafted him! I also collect alot of sportscards and memorabilia so if any of you care to see, this is my Keenan Burton collection.



    WR Burton Making Progress For The Rams

    ST. LOUIS (AP) ― The last time St. Louis Rams receiver Keenan Burton was on the field he tied an NFL career high with five catches and the 54 yards was a personal best.

    If the records seem modest, remember that Burton is a second-year player for a team that is not exactly an offensive powerhouse. But in that game, two weeks ago, Burton helped the Rams snap a 17-game losing streak with a 17-10 win at Detroit.

    "I love playing football and I'm grateful for the opportunity," Burton said Friday. "I try to do what they ask me to do."

    The Rams (1-7) will be asking everyone to contribute this Sunday when they host New Orleans (8-0). So far, coaches like what they are seeing from Burton.

    After the season-ending injury to Laurent Robinson in Week 3, Burton moved into the starting lineup. Since then, he has 25 receptions for 253 yards and has caught a pass in 16 consecutive games. He has five or more catches in three of the past four games.

    That production by Burton has impressed rookie coach Steve Spagnuolo.

    "This particular week, I thought he had a real good week of practice," Spagnuolo said. "He looks real confident to me in what he's doing out there. He's really helping all those other guys out there. He's very smart, a real pro. I think he's doing a really good job.

    Pat Shurmur, the Rams' offensive coordinator, said he has seen steady development from Burton.

    "Keenan is a guy that everybody would love to have on their team anywhere," Shurmur said. "He is a very steady guy, very detailed, learns exactly what we are asking him to do and then he goes out there and executes."

    Veteran quarterback Marc Bulger likes what he has seen from Burton. Getting in sync with a receiver takes time but he believes Burton's work ethic is paying off.

    "He's learning. I've always said it's just a lot of repetitions and experience in this league," Bulger said. "He's starting to get that. He's willing to learn. We get to talk a lot during practice. He asks the coaches questions. He has a great attitude which I think is going to help pay off when he really starts becoming one of the best receivers in the league."

    That's Burton's goal. He enjoyed a prolific career at Kentucky, where he ranks fourth with 182 receptions. He had 2,320 yards and 25 touchdowns for coach Rich Brooks, who coached the Rams their first two years in St. Louis before being fired.

    "I talk to coach Brooks often," Burton said. "I actually look at his picture every day because it reminds me of how things were at Kentucky and gives me the extra motivation that anything is possible."

    Burton's role model as a pro is Torry Holt, whom the Rams released in the offseason and now is with Jacksonville.

    "Torry was the best thing that ever happened to me," Burton said. "He gave me a lot of knowledge. He taught me how to practice, what to look for. I watched him take care of his body, how to eat and things like that. He's one of the most professional guys that I've been around. I don't think it gets any better than Torry Holt."

    GO RAMS! :ram:
    Last edited by Nick; -11-13-2009, 05:59 PM. Reason: No links allowed

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    Burton's role model as a pro is Torry Holt, whom the Rams released in the offseason and now is with Jacksonville.
    It was good to get the young recievers a chance to be around Holt, a vet wr could help this group.
    :ramlogo:

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      Originally posted by eldfan View Post
      It was good to get the young recievers a chance to be around Holt, a vet wr could help this group.
      Definitely! It would have been nice to have Torry there atleast one more year but what can you do I guess.

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        Glad Torry was able to pass on some knowledge before he went to Jacksonville.
        Burton has been getting better and better, and is close to becoming a very solid WR.

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          I think Burton is a great kid. I can see improvement from week one. If we keep feeding him plays, he's going to be on this team for a long time. Every receiver drops a ball here and there. Burton is learning from his mistakes.

          I do blame offensive playcalling sometimes though. =/

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            Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

            Originally posted by eldfan View Post
            It was good to get the young recievers a chance to be around Holt, a vet wr could help this group.
            Originally posted by Keenum View Post
            Glad Torry was able to pass on some knowledge before he went to Jacksonville.
            Burton has been getting better and better, and is close to becoming a very solid WR.
            Couldn't agree more on the mentor having Torry Holt there. Also on Burton improving he definitely has been! I couldn't believe my eyes a few weeks ago when I saw someone posted "Keenan Burton will likely be cut next season"

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              Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

              Originally posted by Mooselini View Post
              I think Burton is a great kid. I can see improvement from week one. If we keep feeding him plays, he's going to be on this team for a long time. Every receiver drops a ball here and there. Burton is learning from his mistakes.

              I do blame offensive playcalling sometimes though. =/
              Nice to see another who agrees! He does seem to feed off of and get better everytime we give him the ball! Only a matter of time before we're seeing TD's ;)

              and I also agree strongly on the offesive playcalling, it is UGLY sometimes.

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                Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                I agree, Burton is getting better and better. He's made some great grabs the last few weeks in key positions. Of course, it only has 1 win to show, but he's made some big plays for us to keep us in games and keep the drive moving.

                BTW, what part of Iowa are you from?

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                  Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                  I hope Burton has a good game and continues to improve. I miss Holt, I miss Bruce. I miss Curtis.
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                    Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                    Originally posted by RamsFan16 View Post
                    I agree, Burton is getting better and better. He's made some great grabs the last few weeks in key positions. Of course, it only has 1 win to show, but he's made some big plays for us to keep us in games and keep the drive moving.

                    BTW, what part of Iowa are you from?
                    Thanks for you're reply! He has definitely made some great plays to get the drive's alive. I read an article about one Keenan that some random guy had posted saying he can't catch ANYTHING over 10 yards which is a brutal and ignorant lie. He's made some nices 15, 20, and even 25 yard catches and runs to get some first downs. Keenan even has 17+ first downs on the season for us, the stat that most people overlook I suppose.

                    Oh I see you are from Cedar Rapids! I'm from Council Bluffs.

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                      Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                      Originally posted by UtterBlitz View Post
                      I hope Burton has a good game and continues to improve. I miss Holt, I miss Bruce. I miss Curtis.
                      As do I *sigh*... As do I.

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                        Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                        Sorry Nick, wasn't aware that links weren't allowed. Guess I should read the Terms better, just saw other people posting and assumed it was okay since it wasn't harmless. ;) If anyones interested I can post it here for you all to see if I can, its a pretty cool collection if I do say so myself. Not selling it or anything, just if anyones interested in seeing this sort of thing.

                        GO RAMS! :ram:

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                          Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                          Originally posted by Avery and Burton View Post
                          Sorry Nick, wasn't aware that links weren't allowed. Guess I should read the Terms better, just saw other people posting and assumed it was okay since it wasn't harmless. ;) If anyones interested I can post it here for you all to see if I can, its a pretty cool collection if I do say so myself. Not selling it or anything, just if anyones interested in seeing this sort of thing.

                          GO RAMS! :ram:
                          that mean ol Nick....killing links again. :|

                          what is that you have? pictures of stuff. I want to see them. Try to post them up if you can.
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                            Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                            Originally posted by UtterBlitz View Post
                            that mean ol Nick....killing links again. :|

                            what is that you have? pictures of stuff. I want to see them. Try to post them up if you can.
                            Haha yeah man. I have about 150 Autographs and rookie cards, even a game worn jersey from his rookie year, neat stuff. I'll try to post'em!

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                              Re: Keenan Burton - Improving, Impressing.

                              Keenan Burton Super Collection



                              I had a chance to talk with him & show him my collection and his reaction was...

                              "its tight man!!!!!!"

                              -Keenan Burton






                              I thought it was pretty cool! Its like getting to talk to your favorite celebrity!






                              Good day Beckett.com members!

                              You are now visiting the greatest Keenan Burton Collection Page you will ever witness! Please scroll through my collection and check out the cards Ive worked very hard on this and I appreciate the love, comments, and criticism!



                              I now have 130+ Autographs of Keenan! and completed his TRUE Rookie Card set 31/31! So what a great milestone that is for me in this super collection!

                              Thanks and enjoy!

                              Ill start with the low end and work my way to the 1/1s

                              Kentucky Collection















































                              Gold SOTF /50



                              Gold /50 Platinum /10

                              Blue /100 Gold /25 Emerald /5







                              Auto /50




                              PA /99





                              Ultimate Collection Rookies /275


                              /999










                              25/25

                              Xfractor /25 Refractor /99 Rc /419

                              Limited /299


                              /99







                              Endzone /6 Red Zone /30 Gold Zone /50 Inscriptions /500













                              /250 /25






                              Black Autos /10

































                              UD Star Rookies Auto 1/35

                              Exquisite Rookie Auto /150






                              Exquisite Rookie Auto /30




                              Leaf Limited Monikers Auto 03/10


                              Topps Chrome Superfractor Auto /10

                              Keenan Burtons Jersey Number Collection
                              +Consists of NFL & College Jersey Numbers






























                              Keenan Burton 1/1 Collection
                              Stadium Club Blank Back 1/1


                              Press Pass Saturday Signatures Cyan Print Plate Auto 1/1


                              Press Pass Gridiron Graphs Yellow Print Plate Auto 1/1


                              Kick Off Yellow Print Plate 1/1


                              Topps Chrome Printing Plate Autos Yellow/Cyan 1/1s


                              Topps Finest Black Printing Plate Auto, Cyan Printing Plate Auto and Magenta Non Auto




                              Topps Finest Gold Xfractor 1/1


                              Topps Finest Gold Xfractor Auto 1/1


                              Leaf Certified Mirror Black 1/1


                              National Treasures 1/1 Auto Rookie


                              Leaf Limited Monikers Platinum Auto RC 1/1


                              Its not mine... but it will always be in my photo collection


                              Well thanks for looking! and none of these are for trade, however if you have any nice Keenan Autos you are willing to part with let me know and maybe we can work out a trade or a purchase! Thanks again!


                              Here are some pictures from the 2008 Season and others for you all to enjoy!



                              First Touchdown Regular Season
























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                              • MauiRam
                                Keenan Burton is one happy camper !!
                                by MauiRam
                                Rams receiver Burton is one happy camper
                                Former UK star likes helping kids
                                By Jason Frakes • [email protected] • July 12, 2008


                                Keenan Burton has yet to play in his first NFL game, but he sounded like a longtime pro while serving as a camp counselor yesterday.


                                "Good route!"

                                "Make a move!"

                                "Come off the ball hard!"

                                "It's never the quarterback's fault!"

                                Burton was in town for the Back 2 Basics Football Camp at the Flaget Community Center. The inaugural camp -- for children ages 5-14 -- began Tuesday and will end today.

                                Burton, a former Manual High School and University of Kentucky player, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams last week and said working with children the past few days has provided "stress relief."

                                "I'm reliving my childhood," he said.

                                Burton will slide back into adulthood when he reports to training camp July 23 at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. Burton was the Rams' fourth-round pick in April's NFL draft.

                                The Rams are considered thin at wide receiver, and many expect Burton to compete for the No. 3 spot behind veterans Torry Holt and Drew Bennett. The Rams also drafted a wide receiver in the second round -- Houston's Donnie Avery -- but Burton is confident he can make an impact as a rookie.

                                "They told me that they think I could be the steal of the draft," Burton said. "They think I can come in and contribute right now. We'll see.

                                "I want to (contribute), but I haven't played a down in the NFL. I can't come out and say that I'm going to do this or do that. I can say that I'll come out and try my hardest."

                                Burton had a breakout season as a junior at UK -- 77 catches, 1,036 yards, 12 touchdowns -- but saw his numbers drop (66 catches, 741 yards, nine TDs) in 2007 while battling numerous injuries. That likely hurt Burton's draft status, but Rams coach Scott Linehan remained impressed.

                                "He had a great junior year," Linehan said on the Rams' Web site. "His senior year wasn't as productive, although he played injured and played through it. So this shows this kid's toughness. I like his ability because he has very good hands but can also stretch the field as well."

                                Burton was one of several former local high school stars to take part in the Back 2 Basics camp, joining Male products Chris Barclay, Marcus Green, Montrell Jones and Chris Pointer and Shawnee grad Demetrius Forney. Barclay plays for the New Orleans Saints.

                                About 90 kids signed up for the event, which co-director Jamar Tillman hopes will attract kids from across the United States in years to come. He said he plans to move the event to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium next year and that...
                                -07-12-2008, 03:37 PM
                              • longfan
                                Keenan Burton
                                by longfan
                                Congrats to our new #1 receiver on a great game...

                                He helped lead us to our first win of the season with a couple of HUGE first down catches...

                                GO RAMS !!!!

                                btw.. he wont be getting cut.... he will only be getting better...
                                -11-01-2009, 07:10 PM
                              • MauiRam
                                Rams;Young Wide Receivers Must Grow Up in Hurry ..
                                by MauiRam
                                BY KATHLEEN NELSON
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                                Wednesday, Jun. 17 2009
                                After three minicamps and a couple of weeks of organized team activities, the
                                Rams' future at wide receiver seems entrusted to Donnie Avery, Keenan Burton
                                and Laurent Robinson. The trio has garnered the bulk of playing time with the
                                first unit since offseason workouts began, but their pro game experience is
                                limited.

                                Avery and Burton will enter their second seasons with the Rams, Robinson his
                                third in the NFL. Their combined statistics through four seasons: 108
                                receptions for 1,335 yards and five touchdowns.

                                Veteran wide receiver Torry Holt eclipsed their combined career total for
                                yardage five times in his 10 years with the Rams, and topped their touchdown
                                total eight times. As of March 13, though, Holt no longer was a Ram.

                                Even the backups have sparse résumés. With the exception of seven-year veteran
                                Tim Carter, who was out of the NFL last season, none of the reserves has more
                                than two years in the league, most of it on practice squads. All are newbies in
                                the West Coast offense of coach Steve Spagnuolo and coordinator Pat Shurmur.

                                Rather than bemoan the lack of experience, Shurmur seems to focus on the
                                potential and boundless energy of the young.

                                "I like the guys we have," Shurmur said. "I think they're playing hard. They're
                                working hard to get open, and they're really working hard at catching the
                                football. I think they're all trying to think of themselves as playmakers, and
                                that's what you want."

                                Though Burton and Robinson stressed their personal responsibility to improve,
                                both shied away from accepting a leadership role.

                                "My whole focus is to make sure that I don't ever let my teammates down,"
                                Burton said. "To lead, you first have to show by example. I think that's
                                everybody, whether you're a rookie, a second-year guy or a six-year or 10-year
                                veteran. If you come out every day and you're aggressive and you make plays,
                                then I think you're a leader. As you gain years in the NFL, then I think you
                                can be more vocal."

                                Burton and Avery had the luxury of listening for a year to the voice of Holt,
                                who will offer pearls of wisdom to the young receivers in Jacksonville this
                                season.

                                "Torry always told me it's important to take care of yourself, focus on what
                                you're doing, understand that this is a business, worry about self first,"
                                Burton said. "And then, come out and play hard; don't lose the hunger that you
                                had when you were younger."

                                Robinson, used primarily as a third receiver in workouts, didn't benefit from
                                Holt's wisdom. The Rams acquired...
                                -06-17-2009, 09:46 AM
                              • Rambunctious
                                Bring Burton back?
                                by Rambunctious
                                I know it is not ideal but at a certain point we need bodies.

                                Burton knows the system, couldn't have gotten that out of shape in 5 weeks and if he has a successful comeback it would make a great made for tv movie.

                                I'd love to trade for a quasi big name but I respect DeSpags usually taking the steady sure steps and not the big leaps.
                                -10-11-2010, 11:14 AM
                              • Herzog
                                Keenan Burton
                                by Herzog
                                I have been reading up on him and I have read several reports that range from him being not so fast to him being a blazer. Does anyone know how fast a 40 he ran once he fully recovered? I know he was faster in pre-season than at the combine.

                                Anyone have some information on this?
                                -10-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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