Players

Nate Burleson
WR #81
Height:
6-0
Weight:
198
College:
Nevada
Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.
Experience:
7
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 135 457 5,630 12.3 41.7 68 39 77 12 284 8
2013 DET 9 39 461 11.8 51.2 47 1 8 2 23 1
2012 DET 6 27 240 8.9 40 26 2 3 0 14 0
2011 DET 16 73 757 10.4 47.3 47 3 7 1 36 1
2010 DET 14 55 625 11.4 44.6 58 6 8 1 32 2
2009 SEA 13 63 812 12.9 62.5 44T 3 10 1 42 2
2008 SEA 1 5 60 12 60 20T 1 1 0 4 0
2007 SEA 16 50 694 13.9 43.4 45T 9 16 2 37 1
2006 SEA 16 18 192 10.7 12 36 2 2 0 9 0
2005 MIN 12 30 328 10.9 27.3 20 1 1 0 20 0
2004 MIN 16 68 1,006 14.8 62.9 68T 9 14 4 50 0
2003 MIN 16 29 455 15.7 28.4 52 2 7 1 17 1
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 135 40 0.3 257 6.4 1.9 0 25 17 42.5 3 0 0
2013 DET 9 2 0.2 -8 -4 -0.9 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 DET 6 8 1.3 48 6 8 0 16 2 25 0 0 0
2011 DET 16 11 0.7 85 7.7 5.3 0 20 6 54.5 1 0 0
2010 DET 14 7 0.5 81 11.6 5.8 0 25 5 71.4 2 0 0
2009 SEA 13 2 0.2 4 2 0.3 0 2 0 -- 0 0 0
2008 SEA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 16 2 0.1 4 2 0.3 0 3 0 -- 0 0 0
2006 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 MIN 12 2 0.2 -6 -3 -0.5 0 -2 0 -- 0 0 0
2004 MIN 16 6 0.4 49 8.2 3.1 0 11 4 66.7 0 0 0
2003 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 135 57 1,286 22.6 91 1 32 4 0 0
2013 DET 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 SEA 13 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008 SEA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 16 27 590 21.9 91 1 12 2 0 0
2006 SEA 16 26 643 24.7 50 0 18 2 0 0
2005 MIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 MIN 16 2 51 25.5 29 0 2 0 0 0
2003 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 135 156 1,523 9.8 94 3 17 4 30 6
2013 DET 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 13 30 254 8.5 29 0 3 0 3 1
2008 SEA 1 3 54 18 21 0 1 0 3 0
2007 SEA 16 58 658 11.3 94 1 9 2 8 2
2006 SEA 16 34 322 9.5 90 1 2 1 7 2
2005 MIN 12 5 21 4.2 10 0 0 0 0 0
2004 MIN 16 25 214 8.6 91 1 2 1 9 1
2003 MIN 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 135 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 DET 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 6 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DET 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 1 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 MIN 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 MIN 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 MIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 135 14 8 0 7 0 3 0 0 2 0 0
2013 DET 9 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2012 DET 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 DET 16 1 1 0 1 -- 3 -- 0 0 0 0
2010 DET 14 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2009 SEA 13 3 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 SEA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 SEA 16 3 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2006 SEA 16 2 0 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2005 MIN 12 -- -- 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2004 MIN 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2003 MIN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:

 

Acquired as a restricted free agent by the Seahawks from the Minnesota Vikings on March 31, 2006.

 

 

 

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Originally selected in the third round (71st overall) of the 2003 Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, the highest receiver drafted by the Vikings since Randy Moss in 1998.

 

Led Vikings in receiving yards (1,006) in 2004 and the Seahawks in total TDs (9 rec., 2 ret.) in 2007.

 

Took over Seahawks return duties in November 2006 and was the NFC’s Pro Bowl alternate that season. In 2007, tied a Seahawks club record with a 94-yard punt return for TD (Charlie Rogers, at Pitt, 9/26/99) at Cleveland (11/4) and became the only player in NFL history to return three punts 90-plus yards for a TD in his career. Had a 90-yard  TD return for the Seahawks vs. the Rams (11/12/06) and a 91-yard TD while with the Vikings vs. the Colts (11/8/04). Returned a kickoff 91 yards for a TD, first of career, versus St. Louis (10/21/07).

HOW ACQUIRED:

 

Acquired as a restricted free agent by the Seahawks from the Minnesota Vikings on March 31, 2006.

 

 


NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Originally selected in the third round (71st overall) of the 2003 Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, the highest receiver drafted by the Vikings since Randy Moss in 1998.

 

Led Vikings in receiving yards (1,006) in 2004 and the Seahawks in total TDs (9 rec., 2 ret.) in 2007.

 

Took over Seahawks return duties in November 2006 and was the NFC’s Pro Bowl alternate that season. In 2007, tied a Seahawks club record with a 94-yard punt return for TD (Charlie Rogers, at Pitt, 9/26/99) at Cleveland (11/4) and became the only player in NFL history to return three punts 90-plus yards for a TD in his career. Had a 90-yard  TD return for the Seahawks vs. the Rams (11/12/06) and a 91-yard TD while with the Vikings vs. the Colts (11/8/04). Returned a kickoff 91 yards for a TD, first of career, versus St. Louis (10/21/07). 

 

Injured ACL in the first game of the 2008 season at Buffalo (9/7) and was placed on injured reserve.

 

 

 

COLLEGE:

 

Recorded 248 catches for 3,293 yards and 22 touchdowns during this three years at Nevada. Finished career second in NCAA history for receptions in a single season with 138 in 2002. Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. Led the nation in receptions per game and receiving yards as a senior and was named first-team All-America by AFCA, All-WAC and team MVP. A second-team All-America byThe Sporting News andCNN/SI. Finished career first in conference and school history in single-game receptions (19) and single-season receptions (138). 

 

 

 

PERSONAL:

 

Earned eight letters in football, basketball and track at O’Dea High School in Seattle. Named Seattle Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1999. Part of an athletically gifted family, started by father, Alvin, who played for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL from 1976-81. Brother, Kevin, played for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. Born in Calgary during his father’s playing days. Human development and family studies major. Married to wife Atoya. Couple has two sons, Nathaniel II and Nehemiah.