Rex Burkhead   #34 RB

Height: 5-10   Weight: 215   Age: 29

Born: 7/2/1990 Lexington , KY

College: Nebraska

Experience: 7th season

High School: Plano HS [TX]









Combine 2013


  • 3 Cone Drill6.85 secs
  • Broad Jump125.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.09 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.73 Secs
  • Vertical Jump39.0 inches
  • Bench Press21.0 reps
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.51 secs


Slasher who uses his foot quickness to find his way through traffic to move the chains. In one-back or two-back sets, can start with the flow then cut back into a running lane, spinning through trash on his way to consistent four or five-yard rushes. His lateral quickness comes into play when penetrating defenders look to corral him; somehow he finds a way to cut left or right to run away from their waiting arms. There?s no questioning his toughness, carries the mail 30 times a game and gives great effort trying to use his good lean to plow through arm tackles for extra yardage. Not used as a receiver very often, but his solid hands, quickness and agility will make him a valued weapon in the passing game. Those hands make him a solid safety valve punt returner, as well, even if he hasn?t yet shown explosiveness in that duty.


Not the most powerful of backs, NFL defenders will stone him at the point of attack more regularly than their college counterparts because of his average lower-body strength. Leggy runner who can look out of control at times, though he usually manages to keep his balance. His pass protection form is inconsistent; sometimes he will hold his ground and throw a shoulder into a blitzer, but veteran rushers will easily elude his attempts to lie at their feet.