Nickel: Oren Burks wants to contribute to the Packers. He's also dedicated to making the world a better place.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nickel: Oren Burks wants to contribute to the Packers. He's also dedicated to making the world a better place.
Nickel: Oren Burks wants to contribute to the Packers. He's also dedicated to making the world a better place.

Oren Burks has studied firsthand the vanishing coral reef in Australia, helped young peers come up with business solutions to urban problems in Nashville, created a support group for black students at Vanderbilt University and joined a new organization with the Green Bay Packers devoted to Wisconsin community causes. With a degree in human organizational development, an interest in social justice and a heart for our youth, the 24-year-old Burks will no doubt continue to try make the world a better place. Burks' playing time has been sparse since returning in October from a pectoral muscle injury he suffered in training camp. In six games, Burks has posted seven tackles on defense but has been one of Green Bay's tackling leaders on special teams.

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