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Nate Burleson Bio, NFL Career, Wife, and Net Worth

by Vina Singh

Nate Burleson is a former American football player and a sports commentator who has contributed a lot for several NFL teams including, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns.

Burleson is currently working for the NFL Network and CBS Sports as a sports commentator after his retirement from the NFL as an athlete.

With an extreme passion for the American Football, he stayed up the field even after his retirement.

Well, today we will be discussing everything about Nate Burleson starting off with his quick facts.

Quick Facts: Nate Burleson

Celebrated NameNate Burleson
Age39 Years Old
Nick NameNate
Birth NameNathaniel Eugene Burleson
Date of BirthAugust 19, 1981
ProfessionFormer Football Athlete and current Football Commentator
Place of BirthCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAtoya Burleson
ChildrenNathaniel Burleson II, Nehemiah Burleson, Mia Pearl Burleson
FatherAlvin Burleson
MotherValerie Lynn Burleson
SiblingsAlvin Burleson Jr, Kevin
Height6 Feet (183cm)
Weight90kg i..e, 198pounds
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Net Worth$50 Million
Sexual OrientationStraight
EducationO’Dea High School
University of Nevada
NFL Draft2003
PositionWide Receiver, Return Specialist
Social Media of BurlesonFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Last Update2021

Early Life and Family of Nate Burleson

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson, aka, Nate Burleson a former National Football Player was born on August 19, 1981, in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Burleson was born to Alvin Burleson (Father) and Valerie Lynn Burleson (Mother). He belongs to the Afro-Canadian ethnic group and holds the nationality of Canada.

Nate’s father, Alvin was also a former American gridiron football athlete who played in Canadian Football League (CFL) from the team, Calgary Stampeders will 1981.

He also played for the Los Angeles Express in 1983 in the United States Football League (USFL). Burleson’s family moved to the United States after his father’s career.

Nate Burleson professional NFL player
Nate Burleson professional NFL player

Nate grew up along with the love and care of his parents and three siblings. Alvin Burleson Jr., his eldest brother is also a football player who played at Western Illinois University and the University of Washington.

Similarly, Kevin Burleson, his second older brother was an NBA player who played for the Charlotte Bobcats and currently works as a basketball coach.

Moreover, his younger brother, Lyndale Burleson also represents himself as an athlete who plays basketball at the University of Nevada.

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How old is Nate Burleson? Age and Body Measurements

Former Football Player, Nate Burleson is currently living in his late 30’s i.e., 39 years of age along with his beautiful life and kids.

Nate celebrates his annual birthday on the 19th of August and falls under the zodiac sign of Leo which represents his personality as ambitious, brave, and confident.

As an athletic person, Burleson has an impressive body build and measurement of height 6 feet i.e., 183cm. Similarly, he weighs around 90kg i.e., 198 pounds.

Canadian athlete and sports commentator, Nate is blessed with a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair color.

Education and College Career of Nate Burleson

Talking about the academics of Nate Burleson, he pursued his Elementary school at Rainier View Elementary School in Seattle.

He then joined Lindbergh High School in the suburb of Renton from where he began playing football. After his high school graduation, Nate went to the University of Nevada in Reno.

Before he joined the University of Nevada, his father tried to apply to the University of Washington. As he wasn’t offered a football scholarship, Nate ended up at the University of Nevada with a scholarship.

Nate Burleson playing for Detroit Lions
Nate Burleson playing for Detroit Lions

His college career in football begun with a team, Nevada Wolf Pack. During his freshman year in 2002, Nate made a total of 128 interceptions and made a record of second-highest interception in NCAA’s history.

As he reached his senior year, his total stats of the University were 22 touchdowns and 248 receptions for 3,293 yards.

He also received the honor as the Most Valuable Player and was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association.

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Professional NFL Career

Professional NFL Career of Nate Burleson begun after he was picked up in the 2003 NFL Draft as the 71st overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings.

As Nate’s initial year was not as expected but he made an impressive performance while he was replaced for Randy Moss.

During his time on Minnesota Vikings, Nate became the only player in the NFL history to have 90 or more yards three punt returns.

However, after a couple of years in Vikings, he signed a contract with Seattle Seahawks for $49 million on March 24, 2006.

There, he had a bad start as the ligament of his knee was tore and led him to miss several games. His 2008 season was recked by his injury. On March 5, 2010, Nate signed a contract with Detroit Lions for five years.

Luckily his initial year of 2011 went beyond imagination and was named the winner of the Detroit Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcaster Association “Good Guy Award”.

Personal Life of Nate Burleson

Former professional NFL player and currently the sports commentator, Nate Burleson is a happily married person with his long-term girlfriend, Atoya Burleson.

This lovely couple is blessed with three beautiful children with two sons and one daughter. Nathaniel Burleson II and Nehemiah Burleson are their two sons, while Mia Pearl Burleson is their daughter.

Nate Burleson with his wife, Atoya
Nate Burleson with his wife, Atoya

Even after several years of relationship, this couple is having a great time with each other and no rumors are heard yet.

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How much is Nate Burleson’s Net Worth?

As a former professional NFL player and currently working as a broadcaster of the NFL, this 39-year-old Burleson earns a pretty impressive amount of money.

Well, the total estimated net worth of Nate Burleson as of 2021 is around $50 Million which is an astonishing amount of net worth.

Talking about his earns during his NFL career, Nate was signed for $52K with Minnesota Vikings. He was then signed by Seattle Seahawks for $49 Million.

Similarly, Burleson was signed with $25 million by Detroit Lions with $3.5 million signing bonus.

Social Media Presence

Nate Burleson is an active social media user whom you can find on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

This former NFL player and broadcaster is mostly active on his Twitter account with over 260K followers. Similarly, he has got 134K followers on his Instagram and 56K followers on Facebook.

Instagram: 134K Followers

Twitter: 260K Followers

Facebook: 56K Followers

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