Former Arizona Wildcats CB Lorenzo Burns signs with Cardinals as UDFA

May 1, 2021, 4:55 PM | Updated: 6:01 pm
Wide receiver K.D. Nixon #3 of the Colorado Buffaloes leaps to catch a pass as Lorenzo Burns #2 of ...
Wide receiver K.D. Nixon #3 of the Colorado Buffaloes leaps to catch a pass as Lorenzo Burns #2 of the Arizona Wildcats defends during the second half of the PAC-12 football game at Arizona Stadium on December 05, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Former Arizona Wildcats cornerback Lorenzo Burns signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on Saturday.

The defensive back’s alma mater announced the signing shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The signing marks the third cornerback the Cardinals acquired on Saturday after drafting Marco Wilson out of Florida in the fourth round and UCF’s Tay Gowan two rounds later.

Burns spent five years in Tucson under former head coaches Rich Rodriguez (2016-17) and Kevin Sumlin (2018-20).

The corner became a starter his redshirt freshman season in 2017 and went on to have five interceptions (tied for most in Pac-12) and 12 passes defensed.

In 42 career games for the Wildcats, Burns compiled nine interceptions, 35 passes defensed, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

He also added 192 total tackles (142 solo) and eight tackles for loss.

Those stats earned him All-Pac-12 honorable mentions in each of the last two seasons.

Burns stands at 5-foot-10, 183 pounds and will be one of at least three rookie CBs heading into training camp for the Cardinals.

Former Wildcats defensive tackle Roy Lopez and running back Gary Brightwell were drafted back-to-back in the sixth round by the Houston Texans (No. 195) and the New York Giants (No. 196), respectively.

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