Siaha Burley

Siaha  Burley


Two-Time AFL Offensive Player of the Year

After graduation, Burley spent time in camp with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks in 1999, then a season with the XFL Orlando Rage in 2000, followed by stint in the Dallas Cowboys camp in 2001 before starting his Arena Football League career with the Orlando Predators later that spring.

He would go onto to be named to the AFL All-Rookie team following the 2001 season. Burley was traded after two seasons with the Predators in 2003 to the Los Angeles Avengers, where he would play just one season scoring nine touchdowns.

In 2004-05, Burley played for the Arizona Rattlers for two seasons. In 2005, the Arena Football League's Writers Association named Burley the Offensive Player of the Year. He set a franchise record with 45 touchdown catches for the 2005 season and was named to the All-Arena Second Team. That success led him back to the NFL, playing in the preseason with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 2006, Burley played for the Blaze where he started all 16 games. He ended the season ranking No. 1 in the league with an average of 120.9 receiving yards per game and No. 2 in the league for touchdown catches (44) and average receptions per game (8.5). He set expansion team records in total receiving yards (1,934), receptions (136) and receiving touchdowns (44). He was named to the All-Arena Second Team for the second consecutive year.

Burley enjoyed a record-setting year in 2007 with the Blaze, shattering league records for receptions (166) and receiving yards (2,129) and was named Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his career. Siaha also finished second in the league with 49 touchdown receptions and averaged 12.8 yards per catch. Burley averaged 24.6 yards on kickoff returns.

In 2008, he rejoined the Rattlers, his eighth season in the AFL. He caught 114 passes for 1,344 yards (11.8 avg.) with 33 touchdowns (198 points).

Burley transferred from Mesa Community College to University of Central Florida where he played football for the Knights. He led the team in receiving for two straight years. Burley also led the team in punt returns. As a senior he caught 88 passes for 1142 yards and eight touchdowns

Siaha Burley was born July 16, 1977 in Mesa, Arizona. Played football, basketball, and ran track at Mesa's Westwood High School (AZ). Was an all-city and all-state selection on both sides of the ball during his senior season. Siaha is married to wife Sheryl. He has two daughters, Sia Jonet and Montana.

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