Nate Burleson

by Charleen 11 Jan,2019
Nate Burleson
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Weight in KG 90 kg
Weight 90
Personal Info
  • Father Alvin Burleson
  • Relationship Status married
  • No. of Twitter Followers 281.5K
  • First Name Nathaniel
  • No. of Instagram Followers 171K
  • Father Nationality American
  • Mother Valerie Lynn Burleson
  • Wikipedia
  • Last Name Burleson
  • Birth Name Nathaniel Eugene Burleson
  • Net Worth $15 Million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Twitter
  • Siblings Alvin Burleson Jr, Kevin Burleson, and Lyndale Burleson
  • Salary -
  • Married to Atoya Burleson
  • Birth Country Canada
  • No. of Siblings 3
  • Endorsement earnings
  • Instagram
  • Famous Name Nate Burleson
  • Children Nathaniel Burleson II, Nehemiah Burleson, and Mia Pearl Burleson
  • Career Earnings $33,289,000
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • House Location Ridgemont
  • Date August 19
  • Nationality American,Canadian
  • Ethnicity -
  • Current City Ridgemont
  • Profession Analyst, Former NFL Player
  • Famous for -
  • Started career as NFL player
  • Currently Club -
  • Show CBS Mornings, The NFL Today
  • University attended University of Nevada
  • School attended Seattle (WA) O'Dea

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson is an American football commentator and former wide receiver who played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack. In the NHL, Burleson played for teams like the Seattle and Detroit Lions. Burleson is currently working with NFL Network on Good Morning Football and CBS Sports on The NFL Today.

Since retiring from his professional NHL career, Burleson has been active in his broadcasting career. His broadcasting career kicked off when Burleson started working as an analyst for the NFL Network. Also, Burleson has won some awards for his professional work, including the Sports Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Studio Analyst in 2021 and 2022.

Nate Burleson Net Worth – Career Earnings and Salary

Burleson has an estimated net worth of over $15 million. All of his gains from his professional NFL career. During his NFL career, Burleson played for multiple teams and had impressive deals with them. Burleson made earnings of $33,289,000 from his entire NFL career.

Nate Nate Burleson promoting a brand.  SOURCE: Instagram @nateburleson

Burleson's last contract in NFL was worth one year-$1,020,000 with the Cleveland Browns in 2014. Additionally, his contract included $65,000 as a signing bonus and $350,000 as a guaranteed amount. Earlier, he also had two contracts worth $49 million and $25 million

Now, Burleson is active in broadcasting and might make a good amount of money. He is associated with CBS, and Burleson may earn a fair profit as an analyst. It is reported that he earned a salary of $2,752,880 in his initial phase at CBS. 

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How Is His Married Life With His Wife, Atoya? Kids

Nate Burleson is married to his wife, Atoya Burleson. The married couple has been with each other for a long time. The Burleson couple is college sweethearts, and they met at the University of Nevada. After knowing each other for some years, they began dating.

Burleson and Atoya thought of taking their relationship to the next level. So, in 2003, Nate and Atoya tied the knot in the presence of their family and close ones. Being married for nearly a decade, the duo is blessed with three children, Nathaniel Burleson II, Nehemiah Burleson, and Mia Pearl Burleson

Nate Nate Burleson with his wife and kids.  SOURCE: Instagram @nateburleson

Burleson's daughter also appears on NFL Slimetime as a contributor. Furthermore, Nate's wife, Atoya, is also doing well professionally. She hosts her podcast called inSIDELINES. Her website also states that she is a collegiate hurdle champion.

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A Look at Burleson’s Family Background and Education

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson was born in Calgary, Alberta, on August 19, 1981. The former NFL player was raised by his doting parents, Alvin Burleson (father) and Valerie Lynn Burleson (mother). He grew up with his three siblings, Alvin Burleson Jr, Kevin Burleson, and Lyndale Burleson.

Burleson's father is a former American gridiron football player who played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Also, siblings are engaged in sports. His oldest brother, Alvin Jr, played college football for the University of Washington Huskies. Likewise, his younger brother Lyndale played college basketball for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack.

Nate Nate Burleson with rapper Fat Joe.  SOURCE: Instagram @nateburleson

Burleson attended Seattle (WA), O'Dea, where he completed his high school studies. After completing high school, Nathaniel Eugene Burleson enrolled at the University of Nevada and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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Nate Burleson's Professional Career as an NFL Player and Analyst

Burleson was drafted in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, the 71st overall pick. He played three seasons for the Vikings. In March 2006, he signed a seven-year $49 million offer sheet to play with his hometown Seattle Seahawks and played four seasons for the Seahawks.

On March 5, 2010, Burleson agreed to a five-year $25 million contract with the Detroit Lions. He played four seasons for the Lions and had to rest after a fracture in his forearm. Next year, on April 6, he signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. However, he was cut on August 30.

Nate Nate Burleson with Franco Harris.  SOURCE: Instagram @nateburleson

After he retired from professional football in 2014, Burleson started working as an analyst for the NFL Network. He was also a member of the Detroit Lions preseason broadcast team as a color commentator for the Detroit Lions Television Network. In 2016, Good Morning Football debuted on NFL Network with Burleson, Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt, and Peter Schrager as co-hosts.

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Facts and Stats

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson was not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual. The former NFL star is 6 feet tall and weighs around 87 kg.

  • Birth Name: Nathaniel Eugene Burleson
  • DOB: August 19, 1981, in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Afro-American
  • Education: Nathaniel Eugene Burleson and the University of Nevada
  • Salary: $2,752,880
  • Net worth: $15 million (approx.)
  • Married to: Atoya
  • Children: 3
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