Rex Burkhead   #34 RB

Height: 5-10   Weight: 215   Age: 28

Born: 7/2/1990 Lexington , KY

College: Nebraska

Experience: 6th season

High School: Plano HS [TX]









Draft 2013

Pick No.190

Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals

Round: 6

Pick (Overall): 22 (190)

Pick Analysis: There's a lot to like about Rex Burkhead. His production on the field is exceptional, even as defenses load up the box to stop Nebraska's option rush attack, but his work in the classroom and the community are also impressive. The 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American earned national attention for his relationship with a young cancer patient who is among his biggest fans - and has done other service work for which he's received no special notice, which is probably just fine with him.

The Dallas Morning News' All-Area Offensive Player of the Year as a high school senior in Plano, Texas (1,762 rushing yards, 28 touchdowns) brought his game to Lincoln instead of staying in the Longhorn State. As a true freshman, he averaged six carries over the first five games, but then suffered a foot injury that cost him five games. However, he returned for the last month of the season, hitting the 100-yard mark exactly against Colorado and finishing with 346 yards and three scores for the year. His workload also increased as his sophomore year wore on (two starts while playing in all 14 games, 951 yards, seven TD) and he became a part of the passing game (15 receptions, 148 yards) while garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. He graduated to first-team All-Big Ten in the Huskers' first year in the conference, covering 1.357 yards and scoring 15 times (with 21-177, 2 TD receiving). Burkhead dealt with injuries his senior year, and only played in eight games. He carried the ball 98 times for 675 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 11 catches and two receiving touchdowns.


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  1. 2013 Combine workout: Rex Burkhead

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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