Nathaniel Eugene Burleson aka Nate Burleson, born on August 19, 1981 (Age: 42 years old), is a Canadian-American guy known for talking about football on TV. Before that, he used to play football professionally as a wide receiver in the NFL. Back in college, he played for the Nevada Wolf Pack and did really well, getting a special honor in 2002. The Minnesota Vikings picked him in 2003 during the NFL Draft, and he also played for the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.

Now, he’s switched to talking about the game on television and is doing a great job. For further details about his Net Worth, Children, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Salary, you can explore Nate Burleson’s Wiki.

Nate Burleson Wiki & Early Life

Nate Burleson Wiki
Full NameNathaniel Eugene Burleson
Nick NameNate
ProfessionHost and Commentator
Age42 years old
Date of Birth19 August 1981
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
Zodiac/Sun SignLeo
BirthplaceCalgary, Canada
Current AddressYet To Update

Nate Burleson’s Wife, Girlfriend and Relationship

Burleson and his wife Atoya are proud parents to two boys, Nehemiah and Nathaniel, as well as a lovely daughter named Mia. Mia brings her vibrant energy to the screen as a contributor on NFL Slimetime.

Relationship StatusMarried

Nate Burleson Family

Nate Burleson with his Family

Nate Burleson hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his dad, Alvin Burleson, was a defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Growing up in a close-knit sports-loving family, Nate’s older brother Alvin Jr. played college football, while Kevin made his mark in professional basketball, notably with the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA.

His younger sibling, Lyndale, also hit the courts for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. Notably, Kevin and Nate achieved a rare feat as one of only two sets of siblings where one played in the NBA (Kevin) while the other excelled in the NFL (Nate).

To honor his father, Nate sported the jersey number 81 during his time with the Seattle Seahawks, the same number his dad wore in high school.

Parent’s NameFather: Alvin Burleson
Mother: Yet To Update
SiblingsBrother: Kevin Burleson, Alvin Burleson Jr., Lyndale Burleson
Wife/GirlfriendWife: Atoya Burleson
Children Son: Nehemiah Burleson, Nathaniel Burleson II
Daughter: Mia


SchoolO’Dea High School in Seattle
Alma MaterUniversity of Nevada in Reno
Highest QualificationGraduated


College Standout: A Record-Breaking Journey at Nevada

Nate Burleson’s college career began at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he showcased his exceptional skills on the football field.

Despite his initial desire to attend the University of Washington, he embraced the scholarship opportunity at Nevada. In the 2002 season, Burleson made waves by recording 138 receptions, ranking second in NCAA history. His senior year was equally impressive, leading the NCAA in both receiving yards and receptions per game.

Throughout his time at Nevada, Burleson amassed 248 receptions, 3,293 yards, and 22 touchdowns. Recognized for his stellar performance, he earned numerous accolades, including first-team All-America honors. Burleson graduated with a degree in human development and family studies, laying the foundation for a successful career beyond college.

Minnesota Vikings: Early NFL Days

Selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Burleson faced a learning curve during his rookie season. However, in his second year, he seized the opportunity as the team’s top receiver, surpassing 1,000 receiving yards.

Notably, he holds the unique distinction of being the only player in NFL history with three punt returns of 90 or more yards. Burleson’s versatility and playmaking ability marked the beginning of a promising NFL journey.

Homecoming with the Seattle Seahawks

In 2006, Burleson returned to his hometown when he signed a seven-year, $49 million offer sheet with the Seattle Seahawks. The move was not without controversy, involving intricate clauses that ultimately led to his departure from the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite facing challenges, Burleson became a pivotal player for the Seahawks, setting records for punt return yards. Unfortunately, a knee injury in 2008 sidelined him for the entire season, testing his resilience.

Detroit Lions: A New Chapter Begins

March 5, 2010, marked the beginning of a new chapter for Burleson as he joined the Detroit Lions on a five-year, $25 million contract. Reuniting with his former offensive coordinator, Scott Linehan, he brought his experience and skills to the Lions. Burleson’s impact extended beyond the field, earning him the Detroit Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association/Pro Football Writers Association’s Media-Friendly “Good Guy Award” in 2011.

Broadcasting Success Beyond the Field

After retiring from professional football in 2014, Nate Burleson transitioned seamlessly into broadcasting. Starting with the NFL Network, he showcased his insightful analysis. Over the years, Burleson’s broadcasting career flourished, culminating in him winning two Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Analyst.

Beyond the NFL, he expanded his role with CBS and Paramount, serving as a co-anchor for CBS Mornings and hosting various shows on Nickelodeon. Burleson’s journey from the gridiron to the broadcast studio exemplifies his versatility and enduring success.

Nate Burleson Net Worth, Salary

Nate Burleson Net Worth
Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$18 Million
Salary Annually (Approx.)$5 Million

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Nate Burleson Height

Nate Burleson Height
HeightIn centimeters: 183 cm
In meters: 1.83 m
In Feet: 6′.0″
Weight90 kgs
198 lbs

Nate Burleson Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

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10 Interesting Facts About Nate Burleson

  1. Nate Burleson, born on August 19, 1981 (42 years old), is a Canadian-born American television host, football commentator, and former NFL wide receiver.
  2. Burleson played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack, earning first-team All-American honors in 2002.
  3. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft (71st overall pick).
  4. Throughout his NFL career, Burleson played for the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Detroit Lions.
  5. Burleson is known for his versatility, excelling not only as a receiver but also as a standout special teams player.
  6. In 2006, he signed a seven-year $49 million offer sheet with the Seattle Seahawks, returning to his hometown.
  7. Burleson holds the Seahawk team record for most punt return yards in a single season (2007) and career punt return yards.
  8. His NFL career statistics include 457 receptions, 39 touchdowns, and over 5,600 receiving yards.
  9. After retiring from football, Burleson ventured into broadcasting, working with NFL Network, CBS, and Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS).
  10. Outside of football, Burleson is a family man, married to Atoya, with two sons and a daughter named Mia, who contributes to NFL Slimetime.


Who is Nate’s wife?

His wife name is Atoya Burleson

How old is Nate Burleson?

He is a 42 years old.

Who are Nate Burleson’s children?

Two boys, Nehemiah and Nathaniel, and a daughter named Mia.

Who is Nate Burleson net worth?

His estimated net worth is $18 Million.

How tall is Nate Burleson?

He is 1.83 meters tall.

How much does Nate Burleson weigh?

His weigh around 90kgs.

What is Nate Burleson salary?

His estimated salary is $5 Million.