Nathaniel Burleson

No matter which career you choose, passion is all you need to make it in life. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, if you are not passionate about it, a single challenge is enough to send you packing. One person that has learnt from this and has made it his driving force is Nathaniel Burleson. Nathaniel knows what he wants in life and is always ready to do what it takes to achieve his goals.

Today, he is known as a successful former wide receiver. After retiring from football, his passion couldn’t let him retire from the field completely. Therefore, he went back as a commentator, a job that he does to date. Nathaniel has a successful career story and is proud of what he does.

Well, how well do you know about Nathaniel Burleson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nathaniel Burleson’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Nathaniel Burleson to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was 19th of August in 1981 when the news of the arrival of a baby boy were shared among family and friends of Mr. And Mrs. Al Burleson. After some considerations, they agreed to name him Nathaniel Eugene Burleson. He is however famously known as Nathaniel Burleson and others call him Nathaniel Burleson.

Nathaniel was born in Calgary, Alberta in Canada making him a Canadian by birth. He is the son of Al Burleson but he hasn’t revealed the name of his mother. He was not the only person interested in sports in the family as his father was playing for the Calgary Stampeders as a defensive back in the Canadian Football League.

His older brother Alvin Jr. also played college football for Western Illinois University and University of Washington Huskies. Another older brother named Kevin was a basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats as a point guard. Kevin and Nathaniel made history as one of two brothers who were involved in sports one playing in NBA and the other in the NFL at the same time.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nathaniel Burleson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nathaniel Burleson’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 August 1981. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90 kg in Kilograms.


After his father signed a contract with the Los Angeles Express of US Football League, he was forced to move to the United States with his family but Nathaniel still kept his Canadian heritage because he was vry proud of it. He was enrolled at Lindberg High School as a freshman but later transferred to O’Dea High School which was located in Seattle where he graduated. He also won the title Seattle Times City Athlete of The Year as a senior in high school.

After graduating from high school, he joined University of Washington which was his father’s alma mater. However, they didn’t offer him a football scholarship which forced him to accept one from University of Nevada, Reno and started playing for the Nevada Wolf Pack. He had a successful football career in college before his graduation with a human development and family studies degree.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

It is not only football that Nathaniel takes serious but also his love life. He dated Atoya Burleson for a long time before deciding to take her to the altar. The couple was then blessed with two sons whom they named Nehemiah Burleson and Nathaniel Burleson II and one daughter whose name is not revealed. There are no details of the dates of their wedding but the most important thing is that the couple is living well and very much in love with each other.

Is Nathaniel Burleson Gay?

Nathaniel Burleson is a great family man who is satisfied with his wife Atoya. So we have all the confidence of saying that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Nathaniel’s professional career begun in 2003 during the NFL Draft 3rd round and he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings. Although he was promising during the rookie season, he didn’t manage to put up great numbers. When Randy Mass sustained an injury in his hamstring, Burleson became a threat.

He has played for different teams over the years and has kept different records. These include being the only player to manage 3 punt returns of not less than 90 yards in the whole of NFL history. On 24th of March in 2006, he signed an offer sheet with Seattle Seahawks of 7-years worth $49 million promising to play foe his hometown team.


Nathaniel has achieved a lot in his career and has signed very many contracts with different teams. When playing for the Vikings, he managed 1006 yards and 9 touchdowns catching 68 passes. He also helped his hometown Seattle Seahawks win most of the games just to mention a few of his achievements.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nathaniel Burleson in 2021

Over the years of his career in the field, Nathaniel has accumulated a lot of wealth. Although it is not clear how much his earning were per season or how much annual salary he earns as a commentator, his net worth says a lot. As of 2021, Burleson has a net worth of $12 million all of which he has earned in his career in the world of sports.

After the end of Nathaniel’s career in the field, he was hired by NFL Network as an analyst. NFL put a Broadcast Boot Camp in 2012 which Burleson was also part of and enjoyed every bit of it. He loves sports and enjoys every single opportunity he gets in the world of sports.


Facts of Nathaniel Eugene Burleson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameNathaniel Eugene Burleson
  • birthplaceCalgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Date of Birth August 19, 1981
  • Age 42 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • nationalityCanadian
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$12 million
  • professionFormer American wide receiver and current  American football commentator
  • weightIn Kilograms – 90 Kg, In Pounds – 198 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 183 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolRainier View Elementary School, Lindbergh High School and  O’Dea High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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