Nate Burleson Biography and Wiki
Nate Burleson is an American football commentator, Canadian-born tv host, and former wide receiver. He was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Nate played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Also, he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions as well.
Nate hoped to attend the University of Washington, his father’s alma mater, however, was not offered a football scholarship. As a result, he took a scholarship offer from the University of Nevada, Reno. While there, he played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. In the 2002 season, Nate made 138 receptions, which is the second-highest in NCAA history. During his senior year, Nate led the NCAA in both receiving yards and also in receptions per game.
At Nevada, he made a total of 248 receptions for a total of 3,293 yards as well as 22 touchdowns. Also, Nate was named first-team All-America by team MVP, All-WAC by the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and the American Football Coaches Association. Also, he was named second-team All-America by CNN/SI and The Sporting News. Currently, Nate holds the WAC as well as Nevada all-time records for single-game receptions with 19 catches.
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Nate Burleson Age and Birthday
He was born on August 19, 1981, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Nate turns 40 years old in 2021.
Nate Burleson Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Nate stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches).
Nate Burleson Family
He was born to his parents Valerie Lynn Burleson ( mother) and Alvin Burleson ( father) on August 19, 1981, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Nate grew up in a prolific and tight-knit sporting family. Alvin played defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Nate has an older brother called Alvin Jr. who played college football for the University of Washington Huskies as well as the Western Illinois University Leathernecks. Nate’s other older brother Kevin played professional basketball. Also, Kevin was formerly a point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Nate’s younger brother named Lyndale played college basketball for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. Kevin played in the NBA and Nate Played in the NFL. In 1983, Al Burleson signed with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL). As a result, he moved his family back to the USA.
Nate Burleson Wife
He married his wife Atoya Burleson. Atoya is an American TV Host who was born on 31 May 1978. Currently, she
serves as the CEO/Host of a podcast hosted by NFL wives called Inisdelines. The couple tied the knot in March 2003 after meeting each other in college at the University of Nevada.
Nate Burleson Son
Nate and his lovely wife Atoya are proud parents to their three adorable kids. The couple welcomed their firstborn baby named Nehemiah in 2004. In 2006, they were blessed with their second son, Nathaniel ll. The couple’s thirdborn, Mia Pearl Burleson was born in 2010. On December 29, 2020, Nehemiah sheds tears after getting an autographed DK Metcalf jersey.
Nate Burleson Education
He went to Rainier View Elementary School in Seattle. From there, Nate enrolled at Lindbergh High School in the suburb of Renton as a freshman. Later, he transferred to O’Dea High School in Seattle. After high school, Nate joined the University of Nevada where he graduated with a degree in human development and family studies.
Nate Burleson Extra | CBS
Currently, Nate works at ViacomCBS. His role there is to co-host CBS Mornings and also covering football for CBS on its The NFL Today program. Additionally, Nate appears on Nickelodeon. Previously, he served as a co-host of Good Morning Football on NFL Network. Nate has featured on several rap songs under the name New Balance along with being a New York correspondent for the entertainment news program Extra.
Nate’s colleagues at CBS include:
Kris Van Cleave – anchor
Imtiaz Tyab – correspondent
Jeff Gianola – anchor
Faith Woodard – anchor
Christy Waite – anchor
Jen Phillips – anchor
Stephen Colbert – political commentator
Lisa Mateo – news anchor
Bob Pompeani – sports anchor
Deborah Duncan – host
Nate Burleson Car Accident
He was involved in a fatal car accident in September 2013. Nate suffered a broken arm after failing to catch an object that fell off of his seat. During the accident, Nate was driving on I-696 after watching “Monday Night Football” with teammates
Nate Burleson Retired
He retired from football in 2014 and started his broadcast career serving as an analyst for the NFL Network. Nate held this role along with his spot at CBS Sports’ “The NFL Today.”Also, he makes appearances on ViacomCBS’ Nickelodeon.
Nate Burleson Salary
He currently earns his monthly income from his role as a co-host of CBS Mornings and also covering football for CBS on its The NFL Today program. Nate earns an average salary of $70,026 per year.
Nate Burleson Net Worth
He has accumulated a decent fortune from his former career as a wide receiver, current football commentator, and host. Nate has an estimated net worth of $2.68 million.