Biography of Nate Burleson
Nathaniel Eugene Burleson is a Canadian-born American television host, football commentator, and former American football player. Burleson is Paramount’s co-host for CBS Mornings and covers football for CBS on its show The NFL Today, as well as on Nickelodeon. He played professionally as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL).
Burleson was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He attended Rainier View Elementary School in Seattle. He later went to high school at Lindbergh High School in suburban Renton as a freshman before transferring to O’Dea High School in Seattle. As a senior, he was named Seattle Times City Athlete of the Year. In addition, he won the state title in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 38.70 seconds in 1999. Burleson was also on the school’s track team, competing as a sprinter and hurdles.
Nate hoped to receive a scholarship to the University of Washington, however he was offered to attend the University of Nevada, Reno and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. While there, he made 138 receptions, second most in NCAA history. During his time at Nevada, he made a total of 248 receptions for 3,293 total yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently holds the WAC and Nevada all-time records for receptions in a single game with 19 receptions. He majored in human development and family studies. Additionally, he led the NCAA in yards and receptions per game.
Furthermore, Nate was awarded first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association. In addition, he received a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) award and team MVP, and was named second-team All-America by The Sporting News and CNN/SI. Nate was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Furthermore, he was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. After his playing career ended in 2014, he started working as an analyst for the NFL Network.
Burleson was also a member of the Detroit Lions preseason broadcast staff as a color commentator for the Detroit Lions Television Network. Previously, he worked for Good Morning Football and debuted on the NFL Network alongside Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt and Peter Schrager as co-hosts. Additionally, he joined the NFL staff at CBS as a studio analyst for The NFL Today for the 2017 season, while still serving as a co-host on Good Morning Football.
In addition, Nate is a two-time winner of the Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Analyst in 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Burleson is a co-host of “CBS Morning”, a position he began in September 2021, joining Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil. He made headlines after his pre-game prediction that the Kansas City Chiefs would defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII came true. He is also the host of Nickelodeon’s new weekly show titled NFL Slimetime. There he works along with Noah Eagle and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green on the network’s 2022 Wild Card broadcast. The network later announced that Burleson would co-host the 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards with social media superstar Charli D’Amelio.
Age of Nate Burleson
Nate is 41 years old in 2023. She was born in August 19, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of August every year.
Partner Nate Burleson
Burleson is married to podcast host Atoya Burleson. They have two children, Nehemiah Burleson and Nathaniel Burleson II. He also has a daughter, Mia, who appears on NFL Slimetime as a contributor. Furthermore, he has rapped on several songs by Wizdom under the moniker “New Balance”.
Nate Burleson Family
Burleson is the son of football player Al Burleson. He was born into a prolific and close-knit sporting family. He has three brothers, Kevin Burleson, Alvin Burleson Jr. and Lyndale Burleson. His older brother, Alvin Jr., played college football for the University of Washington Huskies and the Western Illinois University Leathernecks.
While Kevin played professional basketball and was a point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His younger brother, Lyndale, played college basketball for the Wolf Pack at the University of Nevada. Kevin and Nate are one of only two sibling teams where one brother played in the NBA while the other played in the NFL. As a mark of his father’s influence, Nate Burleson’s jersey number with the Seattle Seahawks, 81, was his father’s high school number.
Nate Burleson Net Worth
Nate has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars. This contains your personal assets, money and income. His main source of income is his career as a television presenter, football commentator and former football player.