|Nate Burleson Quick Info
|Date of Birth
|August 19, 1981
Nate Burleson is a Canadian-born American television host, football commentator, and former football player who played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack and then played professionally as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He has also co-hosted shows like CBS Mornings and Good Morning Football.
Nathaniel Eugene Burleson
Nate, New Balance
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
New York City, New York, United States
Nate Burleson studied at Rainier View Elementary School situated in Seattle, Washington. He later enrolled at Lindbergh High School in the suburb of Renton as a freshman before transferring to O’Dea High School, a Catholic all-boys high school located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. He eventually graduated from O’Dea High School and was named Seattle Times “City Athlete of the Year” as a senior.
Later on, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno on a scholarship and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. He subsequently graduated with a degree in human development and family studies.
Television Host, Football Commentator, Former Football Player
- Father – Alvin “Al” Burleson (Former American gridiron football player who played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Calgary Stampeders from 1976 to 1981 and in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Los Angeles Express in 1983, Served as a coach of the West Seattle Warhawks football team, Has worked for Associated Grocers)
- Siblings – Kevin Burleson (Older Brother) (Professional Basketball Coach, Former professional basketball player who served as a point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA)), Alvin Jr. (Older Brother) (Played college football for the University of Washington Huskies and the Western Illinois University Leathernecks), Lyndale (Younger Brother) (Played college basketball for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack)
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $18 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nate Burleson has dated –
- Atoya Burleson – He is married to podcast host Atoya Burleson and the duo has been blessed with 3 children – two sons named Nathaniel Burleson II and Nehemiah Burleson and a daughter named Mia Pearl Burleson.
Race / Ethnicity
Nate Burleson is of African-American descent.
Sports a beard
Nate Burleson Facts
- After his father signed with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983, the family shifted to the United States.
- During his school years, Nate Burleson was on the school’s track and field team and competed as a sprinter and hurdler. In 1999, he went on to win the state title in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.70 seconds. Also, he finished 8th in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior.
- He initially wanted to attend the University of Washington (his father’s alma mater) but was not offered a football scholarship. So, he went on to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.
- Playing for the Nevada Wolf Pack, he made 138 receptions (the second highest in NCAA history) in the 2002 season and led the NCAA in both receiving yards and receptions per game in his senior year. He made a total of 248 receptions for a total of 3,293 yards and 22 touchdowns while at the university and was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, All-WAC by the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and team MVP, and was named second-team All-America by The Sporting News and CNN/SI.
- Nate and his brother Kevin Burleson are one of the only two sibling duos in which one brother played in the NFL while the other played in the NBA.
- In the 2003 NFL Draft, Nate Burleson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round as the 71st overall pick.
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