Nate Burleson Bio, CBS 42, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Nate Burleson?

Canadian-born, American football commentator, Nate Burleson, works with CBS 42 where he serves the station as a co-host. He has been at the CBS 42 station since 2021.

Nate Burleson
Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson Date of Birth / Age

Burleson is 41 years as of 2023 as he was born on August 19, 1981.

Nate Burleson Height

Burleson is 5 feet and 9 inches tall.

Nate Burleson Parents and Siblings

Burleson was born and raised in Canada. His father, Al Burleson, played defensive end for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Nate was born into a prolific and close-knit sports family. His older 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 a former quarterback 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 where one brother has played in the NBA and the other in the NFL. A sign of his father’s influence was Nate Burleson’s Seattle Seahawks jersey number 81, which was also his father’s high school number.

Nate Burleson Spouse / Wife

Burleson is married to his lovely wife Atoya. He has not disclosed more about her, but we will update you once more information regarding this becomes available to the public.

Nate Burleson Kids / Children

Burleson and his wife Atoya have two sons and a daughter, Mia, who appears on NFL Slimetime as a contributor.

Nate Burleson Education

Burleson studied at Rainier View Elementary School in Seattle. He also studied at Lindbergh High School in suburban Renton as a freshman and then transferred to O’Dea High School in Seattle, where he finished his high school. Nate then joined the University of Washington then accepted a scholarship from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Nate Burleson Career

College career.

Burleson hoped to attend the University of Washington, his father’s alma mater but was not offered a football scholarship. Instead, he accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Nevada, Reno, and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. In the 2002 season, he made 138 receptions, the second-highest in NCAA history. In his senior year, he led the NCAA in both receiving yards and receptions per game. During his time at Nevada, he made a total of 248 receptions for a total of 3,293 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, All-WAC by the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and team MVP, and was named second-team All-America by The Sporting News and CNN/SI. Nate currently holds the WAC and Nevada all-time records for single-game receptions with 19 catches. He graduated with a degree in human development and family studies.

Professional Career.

Minnesota Vikings.

Burleson was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, the 71st overall pick. Despite showing promise, Burleson did not put up strong numbers during his rookie season. In his second season, 2004, an injury to fellow receiver Randy Moss opened up an opportunity for Burleson as he became the team’s number one receiver. Burleson put up strong numbers, reaching over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. Not only a good receiver but also a standout special teams player, Burleson is the only player in NFL history to have three punt returns of 90 or more yards.

Seattle Seahawks

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 (similar to what the Vikings did with Hutchinson). On September 7, 2008, Burleson tore a ligament in his knee in Seattle’s season opener against the Bills. He was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Burleson owns the Seahawk team record for most punt return yards in a single season (2007) as well as career punt return yards.

Detroit Lions

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 the 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 the 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 crash. 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 the 2012 NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. After retiring in 2014, he began working as an analyst for the NFL Network. In 2016, Good Morning Football debuted on the NFL Network with Burleson, Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt and Peter Schrager co-hosting. Burleson joined CBS’ NFL team for the 2017 season as a studio analyst for The NFL Today while hosting Good Morning Football. Nate has twice won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Analyst (2021 and 2022). Burleson made headlines after his pregame prediction that the Kansas City Chiefs would beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII came true.

CBS (Paramount)

Burleson expanded his partnership with CBS and its sister theaters in 2021, first as a color commentator for Nickelodeon’s NFL Wild Card game, then as host of Season 1 of Paramount’s The Challenge: All Stars Reunion. Burleson co-hosts CBS Mornings, a re-imagining of CBS This Morning, with Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil. He also continued his collaboration with Nickelodeon as the host of the NFL’s new weekly show Slimetime and worked again with Noah Eagle and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green for the airing of Wild Card 2022. The trio also dubbed a Nickelodeon Christmas special later in the year. The network later announced that Burleson would be co-hosting the 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards with social media superstar Charli D’Amelio.

CBS 42

Nate works with CBS 42 where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Roxana Saberi
  2. Serena Altschul
  3. Mo Rocca
  4. Brian Applegate
  5. Susan Zirinsky
  6. Jericka Duncan
  7. Lana Zak
  8. Tony Dokoupil
  9. Jericka Duncan
  10. Lana Zak
  11. Holly Williams
  12. Seth Doane
  13. Bill Whitaker
  14. John Dickerson
  15. Anna Werner
  16. Adriana Diaz
  17. Omar Villafranca
  18. Charlie D’Agata
  19. Jonathan Vigliotti
  20. Jan Crawford
  21. Adam Verdugo
  22. Lee Cowan
  23. Peter Van
  24. Robert Costa
  25. Kris Van Cleave
  26. Nancy Cordes
  27. Judy Tygard
  28. Anderson Cooper
  29. Imtiaz Tyab
  30. Ingrid Matthews
  31. Shawna Thomas
  32. Martha Teichner
  33. Nancy Che

How Much Does Nate Burleson Earn?

Burleson earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Nate Burleson Worth?

As a former football player and host, Burleson has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.