Nate Burleson : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Nate Burleson is a Canadian-born television host, football commentator, and former wide receiver know all about him in this article as llik his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Salary

Name Nathaniel Eugene Burleson
Birthdate ( Age) 19 August 1981
Place of Birth Calgary, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Atoya Burleson
Children Nehemiah Burleson, Nathaniel Burleson II
Parents Alvin Burleson, Al Burleson
Education University of Nevada
Profession Canadian television host, football commentator, and former wide receiver
Net Worth $12 Million
Last Update September 2021

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson is a Canadian-born television host, American football commentator, and former wide receiver. He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack and was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. 

Burleson was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.Burleson is now at ViacomCBS, co-hosting CBS Mornings and covering football for CBS on its The NFL Today program, as well as on Nickelodeon.

Early Life and Family

Burleson was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At the time his father, Al Burleson, was playing defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was born into a prolific and tight-knit sporting family. His oldest brother, Alvin Jr., played college football for the University of Washington Huskies and the Western Illinois University Leathernecks.

Another older brother, Kevin played professional basketball and was formerly a point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His younger brother Lyndale played college basketball for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack.Kevin and Nate Burleson are one of only two sibling duos in which one brother played in the NBA while the other played in the NFL.

Nate Burleson Wife

Nate Burleson married with Atoya a podcast host. Currently, Atoya is working as a co-host and CEO for Inside Lines Podcast. The couple met a long time ago in college and later got married to each other in March 2003.They together have two sons and a daughter.

Nate Burleson Net Worth

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson is a Canadian-born television host, American football commentator, and former wide receiver has an estimated Net Worth around $12 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Burleson was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, the 71st overall pick. He showed promise during his rookie season, but did not put up great numbers. In his second season, 2004, Burleson emerged as a threat when fellow receiver Randy Moss injured his hamstring. Burleson was now the go-to-guy for Minnesota. He put up strong numbers and reached 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career.

On March 24, 2006, Burleson signed a seven-year $49 million offer sheet to play with his hometown Seattle Seahawks. In retribution for the Vikings signing an offer sheet with former Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson, the Seahawks put clauses in Burleson’s offer sheet which made it virtually impossible for Minnesota to match.

During the early hours of the NFL free agency period on March 5, 2010, Burleson agreed to a five-year $25 million contract with the Detroit Lions.Burleson reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Scott Linehan, with whom he had his best season of his career in 2004, when he caught 68 passes for 1,006 yards and nine touchdowns while playing for the Vikings.

In 2011, Burleson was named recipient of the Detroit Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association/Pro Football Writers Association’s Media-Friendly “Good Guy Award” for his interactions with the media in. On September 24, 2013, Burleson fractured his forearm in two places in an early morning, single-car accident.It was reported that Burleson was attempting to save a pizza from falling off a seat in his car and lost control of his vehicle. He was cut from the Lions on February 13, 2014.

Burleson attended a Broadcast Boot Camp put on by the NFL in 2012. After his playing career ended in 2014, he began working as an analyst for the NFL Network. In 2015, Burleson 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.Burleson joined the NFL on CBS team as a studio analyst for The NFL Today for the 2017 season, while still serving as co-host of Good Morning Football.In 2021, he won his first Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Analyst.

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